Saints RB Thomas, Not Bush Has Most To Fear With Ingram's Addition

Everyone, including Reggie Bush himself  felt that he was all but gone, when the New Orleans Saints traded back into the first round to acquire former Heisman-winning running back Mark Ingram.

Actually, the player who should feel the most pressure, despite his recent extension, is Pierre Thomas.

Bush is still viable as the return man and change-of-pace back— but has to be willing to drop his current pay rate.

Pierre Thomas is a very good running back, but he does not offer the receiving ability of Bush, or the power of Ivory, nor the blocking abilities of Mark Ingram.

Between Ingram, Bush, Thomas and Ivory, the truly expendable back is Thomas. He would be the one at risk of a severely reduced workload, especially with the injuries that plagued him last season.

Also last season there was some tension between head coach Sean Payton and running back Pierre Thomas, after Payton took issue with Thomas’ lengthy recovery time.

I would love to see Reggie Bush back in a Saints uniform next season, after watching Ivory carry the load, I think Thomas is the back that now needs to keep an eye open for a new team, especially if he wants to be a starter next year.


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Tags: 2011 NFL Draft Chris Ivory Drew Brees Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints NFL Pierre Thomas Reggie Bush Sean Payton

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