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Reggie Bush gets $9.75 million over two years

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Running back Reggie Bush was due to earn $11.8 million in 2011.  That number may as well have been $118 million.  Either way, the Saints weren’t paying it.

Instead, a league source tells us that Bush will pocket $5 million in 2011 as part of a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Dolphins.

Though Bush will get increased touches in Miami and likely could be the starting tailback, the contract makes clear that he won’t be the workhorse.  And that’s the best way to ensure that he finishes the season healthy — and extends his career to the age of 30, and maybe beyond.

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25 Responses to “Reggie Bush gets $9.75 million over two years”
  1. JackLeone says: Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    I guess he lucked up then. He’s still being overpaid for a guy that went #2 overall…

  2. lostsok says: Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

  3. dallasux says: Jul 28, 2011 10:50 AM

    WAY to much for a team with two other solid backs….why?

  4. bdert says: Jul 28, 2011 10:51 AM

    Miami over payed #StillNotProven

  5. brianbowman16 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:51 AM

    Reggie’s value clearly is on special teams and third down. Good to see he knew that he was not worth almost 12 million for one year

  6. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 28, 2011 10:59 AM

    Injured by week 6. You read it here.

  7. jbl429 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:05 AM

    makes sense for miami, a team that seems more focused on being flashy and attracting people to the stadium than actually winning any games.

  8. expatpatfan says: Jul 28, 2011 11:06 AM

    Bush is essentially a better version of Darren Sproles. He’s very good at what he does, but what he does is pretty narrow. Obviously, he never lived up the the hype coming out of college, but strictly in terms of pro-level talent, Bush has it. This contract probably overpays him, but Bush will at least add an element of excitement to an otherwise boring team.

  9. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:06 AM

    I think hes going to get a ton of touches in Miami. Can you say Fantasy Sleeper?

  10. tombradyswig says: Jul 28, 2011 11:07 AM

    BUST!
    I wouldn’t give him $7!
    Give back the Heisman ahole!

  11. reggiebush25 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:08 AM

    Moon over Miami Baby!!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!

  12. dcryan82 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:08 AM

    Miami has NO starting backs under contract. They drafted a guy (still not signed). Ronnie and Ricky are both free agents…

  13. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 28, 2011 11:12 AM

    i still think he’s overpaid

  14. lebronshairline says: Jul 28, 2011 11:12 AM

    Is that more or less than USC paid him? Just asking.

  15. jetsetfred says: Jul 28, 2011 11:13 AM

    He’s still making more than Chris Johnson & Arian Foster Combine! with less touches.. who’s laughing now? Not Reggie!

  16. reggiebush25 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:16 AM

    Can’t wait…catch passes, run back punts, a few runs from the slot, the defense shifts…a good decoy..5 mil a bargain…

  17. aaronitout says: Jul 28, 2011 11:20 AM

    lostsok says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM
    Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

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    Can RBs where numbers that low? Or am I missing a joke here?

  18. j0hnny63 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:29 AM

    lostsok says: Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

    ———————

    RBs can’t wear #5. Has to be 20-49.

  19. jermely says: Jul 28, 2011 11:29 AM

    I think he’ll do better in WC packages, than traditional running attacks..

    I can see him in the slot, motioning across Ronnie Brown (or whoevers face) and taking the Jet Sweep and being pretty efficient..

    A little overpaid, but I’m not counting him out..

  20. scomibord says: Jul 28, 2011 11:37 AM

    what are the saints getting in return…besides unloading an injury prone rb with a 16 m cap #

  21. iplaybingowitholdpeopleandwin says: Jul 28, 2011 11:52 AM

    Is there any indication about what the terms of the trade are???

  22. Deb says: Jul 28, 2011 12:05 PM

    Good. Mark Ingram is a great guy and deserves a chance to make his own way in New Orleans without Bush grumbling in the corner that he’s not getting enough attention.

  23. mdnittlion says: Jul 28, 2011 1:22 PM

    @ Deb

    You think Reggie wanted respect that couldn’t be farther from the true. What he really wanted was money and not to be around a rookie running back with a NC ring & Heisman that the NCAA say’s he can keep. I know that probably burns him, kind of like in 2008 when Leinart was so close to winning a SB ring without ever having to step on the field.

  24. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 28, 2011 3:11 PM

    @lostsok

    The only way Bush is getting #5 is if he changes positions to a Kicker or QB.

  25. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 28, 2011 4:18 PM

    Hmmm…. Averaged a little over 400 yds and 3 tds per season. They must think he’s worth that much as a return man. His career numbers don’t even make it look like he’s worth a camp invite at the veteran minimum.
    I don’t get it. Name recognition? He’s clearly not worth the money based on what he’s done over 5 years.

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