NEW YORK -- It wasn't long after the Saints traded back into the first round that they drafted Mark Ingram. And it wasn't long after the Saints drafting Mark Ingram that Reggie Bush let the world know about his future.
In a not-so-cryptic tweet, Bush seemed to say peace out -- literally -- to the Big Easy.
"It's been fun New Orleans," Bush tweeted shortly before midnight EST on Thursday.
He also added an emoticon (you might know them as "the stupid smilies that my co-workers won't stop sending in emails") that was two fingers extended, aka "peace out."
To sum up: it seems like the Saints and Bush will be parting ways before the 2012 season. That seemed inevitable, barring Bush taking less money, but perhaps the ability to acquire Mark Ingram could mean that New Orleans won't have to even worry about paying Bush's potentially exorbitant salary.
The odd thing, though, is that Mark Ingram isn't a replacement for Reggie Bush. Because, um, Ingram's a running back. Like a real one.
That's not dogging Bush, really; he's just not a feature back. And he's lucky that he actually landed in a situation where a coach could manage to utilize his talents, because otherwise he might be in the big-time bust talk.
But the Saints won a title with Bush on the roster, so that's probably out of the question.
Given his statement on Thursday, there doesn't seem to be any question that if the Saints get Super again that they won't have Bush celebrating with the rest of the team.
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