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Falcons give offer sheet to Saints RFA Rafael Bush

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The long-dormant restricted free agent market still isn’t whirring, but it’s at least moving this year.

According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons have given an offer sheet to Saints RFA safety Rafael Bush.

The Saints have until April 8 to match, but would receive no compensation if they didn’t.

The Saints might not be able to or interested after signing Jairus Byrd to go with Kenny Vaccaro.

Bush started six games for the Saints last year. He began his career with the Falcons in 2010, as an undrafted rookie out of South Carolina State.

Already this offseason, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins went from the Browns when the Bengals didn’t match his offer sheet, and two would be a land rush for RFAs after recent years.

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11 Responses to “Falcons give offer sheet to Saints RFA Rafael Bush”
  1. chad504boy says: Apr 3, 2014 4:50 PM

    There’s a Bush, Byrd, and a Ball joke somewhere to be had here.

  2. kenny2neworleans says: Apr 3, 2014 4:54 PM

    Gonna hate to see him go. Got a lot of use out of my #25 bush jersey since 2006.

  3. jimb031 says: Apr 3, 2014 4:55 PM

    Hopefully it can be matched, he played well last year.

  4. realnflmaster says: Apr 3, 2014 5:12 PM

    Should come to the JETS and play for a real franchise and new NFL dynasty.

    #NamathLEGEND #RexHOF #JETlife

  5. saints12013 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:49 PM

    I would hate to see him go too. He’s a nice piece of depth and knocks dudes out of the game. (Amendola and Percy). He would probably start in ATL also cause they released DeCoud.

  6. GodwearsRedandGold53 says: Apr 3, 2014 6:52 PM

    Just another player that wouldn’t even make our practice squad, but then again, the falcan’ts aren’t much more than a glorified practice squad.

    #PolishOurTrophiesAtlanta

  7. brian1802003 says: Apr 3, 2014 7:51 PM

    Most underrated player on our team. Really to hate to see him go hope we can work something out.

  8. jacobslatter says: Apr 3, 2014 10:19 PM

    Bush will love playing beside The Missouri Hammer William Moore. He can only be a step up over DeCoud’s 2013 season.

  9. mattryansnoodlearm says: Apr 3, 2014 10:26 PM

    I say if he wants to go play for those losers go right ahead. We’re set at saftey anyway.

  10. ariani1985 says: Apr 3, 2014 10:47 PM

    Percy will miss him!

  11. cursedvikings1998 says: Apr 3, 2014 11:25 PM

    One of the most underrated players in the NFL. Come on Payton, do the right thing here.

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