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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Waiting for Reggie Bush silence to end

By Pat Yasinskas

It has been 22 hours since we’ve heard anything close to an update from Reggie Bush on his verified Twitter account, which seems to be the running back’s preferred method of communication.

“I hate this …’’ Bush wrote. Then, he followed that up with “So stressful."

We’ve heard nothing out of the Saints and there haven’t been any media reports on what’s going to happen with Bush. But something has to give pretty soon. There’s no way the Saints are going to keep Bush at his $11.8 million base salary and $16 million cap figure. He either has to agree to a new contract that would be cap friendly or the Saints will release him and let Bush take his chances in free agency.

As we wait for something to happen, let’s take a look at some stuff on Bush from ESPN Stats & Information. If Bush is cut by the Saints, he will earn a spot in history. If he is cut by the Saints, Bush’s 2,090 rushing yards would be the fifth fewest by a running back drafted in the top two while with the team that drafted him. Cincinnati’s Ki-Jana Carter (747 yards) holds the record.

On the plus side, Bush has been one of the top receiving threats among running backs since entering the league in 2006. Even while missing significant time with injuries, Bush has 294 receptions, which is the most by any running back in that span, and his 35.7 receiving yards per game also ranks first among running backs. His 12 touchdown receptions rank second among running backs.