It appears the Saints will indeed part ways with running back Reggie Bush before the start of the 2010 season after a source close the situation via twitter confirmed the Saints and the Seahawks have agreed in principle to a trade consisting of Bush for the Seahawks 14th pick in this years draft and DE Lawrence Jackson.
Bush, a Heisman Trophy winner, was taken by the Saints second overall in the 2006 draft amidst talk he was the second coming of Gale Sayers after an electric college career at USC.
However injuries and inconsistency have plagued him at the professional level resulting in rather pedestrian numbers for a running back and at this stage in his career his biggest threat is on special teams where he displays a knack for finding the end zone on punt returns.
That’s not to say that Bush doesn’t display brilliant straight line speed and at times can leave defenders tackling air in his wake it’s just that those moments are few and far between, coupled with this 8M dollar price tag for the 2010-2011 season it just too much for the Saints to ignore.
It has been speculated that the team was looking for a way to separate themselves from Bush and when his former college coach Pete Carroll took over control in Seattle rumors began to fly that a trade was in the works.
After all the Seahawks desperately need help at running back and Bush is certainly an upgrade to the talent they currently have, meanwhile the Saints could use another pick in the first round to help re-build their defense and acquiring a good DE like Lawrence Jackson helps to fill the void left by Charles Grant.
Officially no paperwork has yet to be filed with the league office but you can count on Bush being a Seahawk in 2010.
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