According To Reggie Bush, Bush Could Be Back This Week

Shane Bacon

by Shane Bacon

Nobody probably thought that at this point in the season the Saints would be scraping the bottom of the NFC North barrel, but that is what it has come to.

Luckily for New Orleans, they have Drew Brees being Drew Brees and Reggie Bush proclaiming he could be available for the first time in four weeks. Bush told the The Times-Picayune yesterday that he felt this was the week we'd be seeing him making plenty of exciting cutbacks for two-yard losses.

"I definitely feel like this is the week" for his return.

"You're just trying to make sure you're 100 percent before you get back out there on the field," said Bush, who tore the meniscus in his knee at Carolina on Oct. 19 and had surgery the next day.

As easy as it is to harp on Bush (you know, because he goes to Las Vegas instead of London with his team), the only way the Saints have a chance in that division is if everyone is back healthy. Three of their final fives games are against divisional opponents and with two of those being at home, it is possible they could go 3-0. With the Bears and Lions being the other two games, if the Saints can do what they did Monday Night against the Packers, we could be looking at an 11-5 team vying for a playoff berth. (This is, obviously, hinging on one of the three teams in front of the Saints take a digger over the next five weeks, and one or two teams in the NFC East start to struggle).

After you swallow all of that information, head coach Sean Payton said he hopes to get Bush more reps this week so he can be on the field against Tampa Bay.

"Hopefully, he practices more this week and we have him this week," Payton said.

Bush has 943 all-purpose yards this season and eight touchdowns.

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