Running Back Reggie Bush insists he truly wants to continue playing in New Orleans. After recently returning to the Big Easy after being away he continued with indications that pointed to him staying with the New Orleans Saints in the immediate future.

Bush communicated in his annual youth football camp in Tulane University, saying:

“ I would love to retire here if possible.” and “I would love to play for the Saints for however long my career, God willing, allows me to play. First and foremost I want to be a Saint.”

Bush’s teammates have been using and continue to use the same facility in Tulane to conduct team workouts in lieu of normally scheduled off-season programs during the NFL lockout.

This was obviously an effort by Bush to set to bed any speculation or rumors as to whether Bush wishes he was elsewhere. As those speculations were primarily driven by tweets Bush made following the Saints' selection of Alabama running back Mark Ingram, it was important he be the one to put such speculation to rest.

Bush now going into sixth season in the NFL out of University of Southern Calif., and has only known the Saints as a home in the NFL. The USC star running back has accumulated over 4,000 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns in his career, not ever quite living up to his second overall selection.

He's scheduled to make $11.3 million in base salary next season but nobody around the NFL expects Bush's contract this coming season to stand and with this notion in mind, some are wondering whether his most recent statements indicate that he would be willing to take a paycut when the labor issues are resolved.

Bush is a part of the heart of Who Dat Nation, which had welcomed him with open arms and made him part of the family. The fans don’t want him going anywhere and it looks like he doesn’t want to leave either.