Bush league: Hardball with the Saints
July 26, 2006
Saints players are supposed to report to training camp this evening, but will top draft pick Reggie Bush be there in time for the start of practice?
Sure, it's not uncommon for top draft picks to hold out, but Bush had indicated he realized the broader significance for the city of New Orleans of getting a deal done and getting to camp. And now? ESPN reports that Bush and the Saints will begin some serious negotiating today, but there also have been rumors that Bush would be willing to sit out the entire season and re-enter the draft. Whether that's just a tactic by Bush's agent, it's certainly not good news for a team in desperate need of a flashy, electrifying player to revive the franchise.
With a new coach, new QB and a renewed Deuce McAlister, who's back from a serious leg injury, the Saints have had reason for optimism heading into the season. But more than anyone, the team's hopes have been pegged on Bush -- as long as he signs on the dotted line.
i know its just a rumor, but this isnt looking good for New Orleans.