Saturday might have been the official start of the NFL’s three-day negotiating period, but it brought little in the way of real news.

Except this: Reggie Bush’s days with the Dolphins appear to be over.

As expected, the market for Bush has proved to be strong, with three teams contacting Bush’s representation on the first day allowed, according to a source close to the running back. The salaries discussed are said to be significant.

However, the Dolphins are not one of those teams showing interest, and Bush categorically will not return to the team in 2013, the source added.

Although the news shouldn’t be a surprise — it has become clear over the past few months that the Dolphins intend to go forward with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas — it might still be unsettling for many fans. Bush was a popular player, both locally and nationally, and was the closest thing the team had to a true star.