INDIANAPOLIS – As promised, here are the highlights from my conversation with New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton this afternoon at the NFL scouting combine:
– He used some strong words to emphasize that the team is planning to keep tailback Reggie Bush in the fold, regardless of the fact that Bush is due a base salary of $8 million this year and $12 million next year.
“He’ll be with us. He’s not going anywhere,” Payton said. “Mickey (Loomis) and I talked the other day about it. We value what this player brings, what he’s been in three of the last four years … really in all four seasons here. So I think we’ve spent more time in the other areas than we have discussing his status. So he’s full speed ahead, he finished strong, and he’ll be with us.”