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Reggie Bush to the Dolphins

REGGIE BUSH, New Orleans SaintsThe Saints running back

REGGIE BUSH, New Orleans Saints
The Saints running back is getting a little reckless with his Twitter account. "Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!" he tweeted in May. He continued, "Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing."
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The dizzying pace of free agent agreements and trades continues, and two of the most recent deals will directly impact the Jets on both sides of the ball.

While the defending AFC East champion Patriots have acquired mammoth defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, the Dolphins are expected to welcome Saints tailback Reggie Bush to South Florida. 

FoxSports' Jay Glazer first reported the deal, which is contingent on Bush re-working his contract. Bush, the former Heisman Trophy winner, was a first-round pick of the Saints in 2006. 

While his NFL production hasn't met the expectations he created coming out of USC, Bush remains a dangerous weapon when used properly in the offense. He's not an every-down back, but the Saints used him as a pass-catching back, and also deployed him as a return man. In Miami, he will be expected to perform similar duties, adding a breakaway threat to an offense that had become stagnant last year. 

The Dolphins are in the process of re-making their backfield, which had previously featured former first-round picks Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. The Dolphins may still bring back one of the two. 

The Bush deal signals the likely end of the Dolphins' pursuit of Giants free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who could now return to the Giants after failing to come to an agreement with Miami. 

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