According to Len Pasquarelli of Sports Xchange, word is that if tailback Reggie Bush doesn’t return to New Orleans for the 2011 season — and despite an $11.8 price tag, that remains a possibility — he will be more sought after than some people think as a free agent.
At least one team with time on its hands during the lockout was reviewing videotape of Bush as a potential slot receiver. Pasquarelli also heard from some teams this week that he is just as valuable as a change-of-pace back, who gets maybe 10-12 “touches” per game as a back and return man.
Said one team executive: “The thing with (Bush) will be timing. You don’t want to run out when free agency eventually starts, and sign a (versatile) back, and then have Bush pop free, because the Saints can’t afford him. You might be kicking yourself for not waiting on Bush, and seeing what his market is out there. So it’s probably going to take some legwork, you know?”