Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:01
Rams Or Eagles Next Stop for Saints' Reggie Bush?
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SaintsMichael Lombardi stated emphatically on NFL Network's Total Access on Sunday that Reggie Bush will not take a pay cut to stay with the Saints.

"Bush has tried hard to say of the right things for the people of New Orleans, but his camp has been dropping not-so-subtle hints since the draft that he's seeking greener pastures," writes Lombardi. 

 "I really think it's gonna come down to St. Louis versus Philadelphia. He be the Kevin Faulk of the (Josh) McDaniels offense. The Rams make more since than the Eagles, who already boast  a back with similar skills in LeSean McCoy." 

Bush has said many times that he'll agree to renegotiate his contract because he has a loyalty to the Saints and he wants to stay in New Orleans. 

Getting under the salary cap  wasn't much a problem with NFL teams before the uncapped year of 2010. 

The cap was going up $7 million a year. Many teams stayed to their budgets and had excess cap room. At the end of the 2009 season, 32 teams had $163 million of unused cap space.  With the new CBA, teams must now spend 99 per cent of the salary cap. 

With the the new CBA the 2011 cap is going to be at $120 million. 

Here's John Clayton of espn.com's take on Bush's future: 

"The Saints want to keep him. Bush says he wants to stay. The numbers don't work. Bush  is scheduled to make $11.8 million this season and has a bloated $16 million cap number. The Saints have 26 unrestricted free agents. Something has to give. Cutting or trading him would free up $12.5 million. 

"Sure, Bush could restructure, but would he do that knowing that teams such as Philadelphia, St. Louis and Tampa Bay might be willing to give him along-term deal? Probably not."

by Ed Staton
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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  


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