Dolphins trade for RB Bush

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 1:05 p.m. ET Thursday, July 28

The Dolphins have acquired RB Reggie Bush from the Saints. Bush will sign a two-year deal with Miami.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the trade early Thursday morning. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed that Bush agreed to a two-year contract to finish the deal. The contract is worth $9.75 million, paying him $5 million in 2011, Pro Football Talk reported.

According to ESPN, the Saints received S Jonathon Amaya as compensation for Bush. Amaya played in 10 games last season and made most of his contributions on special teams.

The Saints selected RB Mark Ingram in the first round of April's draft, and Bush was due to be paid $11.8 million in 2011. New Orleans also has RBs Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory.

The Dolphins are not expected to re-sign Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams. They were reportedly in talks with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

Bush played in just eight games last season because of injury, finishing with 150 yards rushing and 208 yards receiving.

The way we see it

The Dolphins could still bring in a veteran back, as Bush is not a No. 1 running back. He will likely make most of his contributions with his skills as a receiver and a returner. Rookie Daniel Thomas appears to still be the No. 1 back, but a lot can happen. Adding Bush does improve the Dolphins' offense, their top priority this offseason.