Reggie Bush (Bing Images)
The Miami Dolphins have acquired running back Reggie Bush from the New Orleans Saints for safety Jonathan Amaya and an undisclosed pick.
Bush, who was scheduled to make $11.8 million under his old contract with the Saints, signed a 2 year deal worth $9.75 million with the Dolphins, with a $2.5 million signing bonus.
Bush couldn’t seem to be comfortable throughout his career in New Orleans. He regularly shared running back duties. Last year it was with Christopher Ivory and Pierre Thomas.
But ironically, don’t expect him to be carrying the majority of the load in Miami either, especially if the Dolphins look to re-sign either Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown.
One area where Bush is strong is his versatility, as he is regularly able to catch the ball in short yardage situations. He actually has more receiving yards in his career (2142) than rushing yards (2090).
Amaya played in ten games in his rookie season for the Dolphins in 2010, and collected fifteen solo tackles.
As for the quarterback position, the Dolphins signed Matt Moore from the Carolina Panthers today to a two year deal worth $5 million. He will be competing with Chad Henne for the number one spot in Miami.