Reggie Bush: Rumor Gaining Steam Of Trade Between Saints And Rams

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Saints RB Reggie Bush (Source: beat.bodog.com)

The New Orleans Saints will have a loaded backfield when the 2011 NFL season starts, that’s even if they part ways with running back Reggie Bush at some point this off-season.

Pierre Thomas was re-signed to a four year contract on the cusp of the expiration of the NFL’s former CBA. The Saints will also be returning last seasons leading rusher in Chris Ivory (716 yards, 5 touchdowns) and drafted Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram in the first round of the draft.

Bush implied all along that he thought his time with the Saints was all but over, sending a heap of controversial messages out through his twitter account than mocked his teammates for working out on their own, after he said “goodbye” to New Orleans on the heels of the drafting of Ingram.

Another twist to this story was a report by Jason Cole on Yahoo! Sports, claiming that the Saints gave Bush their blessing to test the market and shop other teams.

Bush has come out since  Cole’s story and denied that he was given permission to talk to other teams. Cole however is standing firm behind his article stating “that’s fine, he can say whatever he wants to say”, regarding Bush’s statement that he did not in fact shop his services.

Something is going-on with Bush, and the only thing certain is the un-certainty surrounding his return to the team. Moreover a new rumor seems to be picking up steam which involves a trade between the Saints and the Rams.

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  • Nightshade

    Per Jeff Duncan trading Reggie is not possible due to the $16mil cap hit they would have to take also with the lockout in place teams cant even discuss trades. [Comment removed]

  • Keith Null

    Reggie Bush CAN be traded, regardless of the contract or not. It’s pretty obvious that he will have to agree to a re-structured deal to stay with the team and/or be traded. Teams CAN discuss potential trade options amongst themeselves but cannot come to an agreement until the lockout is lifted, they are barred from contacting the players at any level.

  • Nightshade

    They can trade him but they won’t it would be cheaper to cut him than to trade him as far as the cap hit would go which is why I dont see anyway they would trade him and hamstring themselves when it came to the salary cap

  • Hoss_49

    Keith, I know you guys don’t have much to write about during this lock out, but any NFL news site/network is totally opposite of this article. Some are even saying that Bush may replace Lance Moore’s position in the slot. I know anything is possible at this point, but the chances of this are very slim. Besides Payton and Brees love Bush in the lineup!

    • Keith Null

      Hoss_49-

      I agree, chances are pretty slim-to-none he is traded, but the article got people talking and truly that’s we intended to do.

  • westcoastsaint

    If Reggie goes to the Rams it will be for a one year deal.
    Then, he’ll be going from team to team for one year deals
    for the rest of his career. Not good. Better to stay a Saint
    if he can for whatever they offer.

  • RumDunnitt

    One thing that everyone’s forgotten–the Saints OFTEN allow their players to check their value with other teams–that doesn’t mean they will be cut or released. I think the Saints use this as means to quickly establishing a player’s fair market value. It doesn’t always work out for the Saints: see Fujita last year.