Saints RB Reggie Bush Traded To Miami
According to Pro Football Talk, The New Orleans Saints have officially traded running back, Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins, pending a physical and Bush’s willingness to take a pay cut.
The deal was finally completed when Bush agreed to a two year contract woth $9.75 million with the Dolphins. In return the Saints receive safety Jonathon Amaya, that led the Dolphins in tackles on kick returns last season with 15.
The Saints had finally made up their mind about holding on to Bush or to restructure his contract if he wanted to remain in New Orleans. Now it seems to me that Bush was unwilling to do so and in the end was traded to the Dolphins who required him to redue his deal anyway. It's not known why he didn't want to negotiate a new contract with the Saints and stay in the Big Easy. Guess it was his time to move on and he knew it.
Expect Bush to have a brite start in the sunshine of Miami and if he produced he can really be a difference maker on the Dolphins in the backfield. He is a great multi-demensional back and at his best he can make any offense and quarterback look great.
The former—and now vacated—Heisman Trophy winning running back was deemed expendable after the Saints selected Heismann Trophy winner—and BCS national champion—tailback, Mark Ingram out of Alabama with the 28th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
To some he is known for his high profile relationship with Kim Kardashian during the Saint’s Super Bowl XLIV run, than his play on the field, Bush has for the most part been a bust in New Orleans.
Since being drafted #2 overall in the 2006 NFL Draft behind Mario Williams out of North Carolina State, Bush has amassed a mere 4,232 all-purpose yards(2,090 yards rushing and 2,142 yards receiving) 29 touchdowns, 17 rushing and 12 receiving.
Bush has stuggled through many injuries in his career that has cost him to miss 20 games with New Orleans
In the begining of his career Bush was part of the three headed monster and was used as the third-down, change-of-pace back behind power running backs, Mike Bell and Pierre Thomas.
The trade to Miami allows the Saint’s to wipe his $11.8 million dollar salary from their books in 2011.
For Saints this was inevitable the backfield was full with of talented well balanced backs that consisted of veteran Pierre Thomas, second year man Chris Ivory and rookie Ingram. The Saints just did what they had to do.