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Saints RBs Getting Healthy; Bush Back For Seattle, Thomas Uncertain

By Editorial Staff
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It’s been a long time coming, but Reggie Bush will finally be back in the lineup for this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bush, who suffered a broken fibula against the 49ers in Week Two, was missed evenmore than usual because of the injury to starting running back Pierre Thomas.

"Getting him back will be great, said fullback Heath Evans."

Thomas should be ready to return soon as the Saints look to get over the early season injuries that have plagued them.

"Says former Saints running back Deuce McAllister of the Saints current running back corps, They’re all great guys and they all being something different to the game."

With a combination of Thomas, Bush, and Mike Bell last year, the Saints had the sixth ranked rushing attack in the league however Bell signed a free agent deal with the Phadelphia Eagles and his replacement, Lynell Hamilton, suffered a season ending injury before he even saw the field in a regular season matchup.

Undrafted free agent Chris Ivory and veteran runners LaDell Betts and Julius Jones have found themselves at the forefront of the teams’ rushing attack as of late. Betts or Jones will most likely be released after Bush and Thomas become healthy.

However, there is still the question of whether Thomas wants to remain with the Black and Gold. Reports surfaced that Thomas was nearly traded to the New England Patriots for a cornerback and there was also a report that head coach Sean Payton was displeased with Thomas’ recovery rate from the ankle injury that he suffered against the Atlanta Falcons.

Thomas could either ask to be traded, released, or may simply use it as motivation to work that much harder. If Thomas’ past with the team is any indication, then Thomas will strive to make himself and the others around him better than before.

Check out Keith Null’s weekly article about the Saints on NFL.com by clicking here.

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