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Report: Reggie Bush considering a return to the New Orleans Saints


According to insider Ian Rapoport of and NFL Network, running back Reggie Bush is considering a return to the team that drafted him, the New Orleans Saints.

Bush is also eyeing the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.  He was released by the Detroit Lions in late February.  During his time in Motown, the injury-prone Reggie Bush racked up 1,303 rushing yards on 299 attempts.

He broke 1,000 yards in 2013, but due to setbacks this past season, he eventually lost out on the starting role to Joique Bell.  Bush totaled just 297 rushing yards on 76 attempts and 40 receptions for 253 yards in 2014.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Reggie Bush was selected No. 2 overall by the Saints in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, which was kind of a big deal in New Orleans at the time.

He helped lead the Black and Gold to their first-ever NFC Championship appearance that year. He never really found a consistent step during his time in the Big Easy, but he remained a viable option in the passing game and on special teams due to his sheer speed and athleticism.

Bush’s career has been limited due to numerous knee and leg injuries.  During his five years in the Crescent City, he totaled just 2,090 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 524 attempts.  However, he was constantly making plays as a receiver, finishing his time in New Orleans with 294 catches for 3,125 yards and 12 scores.

With the recent release of RB Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet hitting the market, the Saints are in need of a pass catcher out of the backfield.  Is Reggie Bush the answer?  A crazy move like that would be no surprise — All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham was traded to the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday afternoon.

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