Fleur-de-Links - Jan. 11th: Bush Has No Problem With Renegotiating Contract

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 21: (FILE PHOTO) Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints jumps over Brice McCain #21 of the Houston Texans at the Louisiana Superdome on August 21 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. The Heisman Trophy Trust has decided that Bush was ineligible to play college football for USC during the 2005 season and will be taking back the Heisman trophy awarded to him for that season according to reports on September 7 2010. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Props to Reggie Bush for saying today that he knows his contract will need to be renegotiated this offseason. Even he believes that the $11.8 million he's due next year wouldn't be appropriate. He also says that he wants to finish his career in New Orleans. In an age where many athletes in the same situation would be shouting "HELL NO!," it's refreshing to see our man Reggie has such a level-headed outlook on what his salary should be.

In other news, Gregg Williams declines to interview with the Broncos (HOORAY!), Pierre Thomas says everything is cool between him and the front office and expects to stay with the Saints, Drew Brees will NOT require knee surgery (sorry Kenny), and the Panthers hire former Chargers DC Ron Rivera as their new head coach.

TWEETS:

@ talks with the media
New Orleans Saints
@ during the media open locker room session.
Jeff Duncan
Just learned that DC Gregg Williams will not interview with the Denver Broncos. He plans to withdraw his name as a coaching candidate today.
Jeff Duncan
Williams made the decision today after discussing the situation with family and his players. He is in the process of informing the Broncos.
Gotta dedicate today to cleaning up... The crib has gotten out of control
New Orleans Saints
Fans who attended a Saints home game this year...remember filling out one of theses?
jonathan goodwin
MRI on deck be back in bout 45
Alex James Brown
Exiting the facility for what could be a long time... Hoping the CBA agreement gets done but as players we must hold strong and as 1!
NOLAnews: Metairie school first in state with entire staff trained to detect child abuse //Great News!
Reggie Bush
By far one of the funniest commercials ever! LMAO!
Saints Sideline
Times-Picayune: New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas talks about offseason surgery, or not: video
Alex James Brown
Congrats to Ron Rivera!! RT @: Sources: Rivera agrees to be Panthers' coach
Jeff Duncan
RT @: tailback Pierre Thomas wishes he could change the past, but he still sees future in New Orleanshttp://bit.ly/gbsXhg
NFLPlayerNews
Brees wants extension: Update: Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants to sign a long-term contract wit...
Jeff Duncan
Reggie Bush, re: his future in N.O., said he'd be willing to restructure his contract: "I’m open to whatever is going to help me stay here"
Jeff Duncan
RB Reggie Bush (contd.): "My No. 1 goal is to be back here, be a New Orleans Saint & hopefully be able to play my career out here."
NFL Lockout
by bobbymccray
Only until CBA expires, go to NFLLockout.com & sign the petition to make your voice heard! We need you!

 

REGGIE'S CONTRACT:

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush hopes to stay with team, but acknowledges uncertain future | NOLA.com
"I want to be here," Bush said Tuesday. "Stranger things have happened, but I want to be here and the organization knows I want to be here. I love the city and the fans here. And I want to end my career here."

Bush ready to renegotiate contract with Saints to remain in New Orleans | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Reggie Bush will enter the final year of his contract set to earn $11.8 million. And he in no way believes that he’ll be back in New Orleans for that kind of money.

Reggie Bush: Top goal is to remain with Saints, knows salary must drop
When asked if he saw himself back with the Saints playing for $11.8 million next season, Bush replied: "Common sense will tell you probably not; most likely not.’’

 

GREGG WILLIAMS DECLINES INTERVIEW WITH BRONCOS:

Williams appears to be staying with Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Coach Sean Payton sang Williams’ praises Monday. Although the Saints had a disappointing defensive outing in Saturday’s playoff loss to Seattle, Williams remains under contract with New Orleans for this season. He is one of the league's highest-paid coordinators.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams withdraws name from Denver Broncos coaching search | NOLA.com
He was scheduled to interview with John Elway on Wednesday

 

PLAYER EXIT INTERVIEWS:

New Orleans Saints tailback Pierre Thomas wishes he could change the past, but he still sees future in New Orleans | NOLA.com
Said Thomas, "So I've heard good things from them. I've talked to them. And we left on good terms. So everything is good between me and the Saints, and hopefully everything works out."

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says Saints aren't a 'one-shot wonder' | NOLA.com
Says team still has a chance to do great things, but it won't be easy

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would like to reach long-term contract extension with Saints this offseason | NOLA.com
Brees doesn't sound impatient, though. Says: 'I understand the process'

 

PREPARING FOR THE OFFSEASON :-(

Payton: Brees will not have postseason surgery | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
With no discernable advantage left to grab with the Saints now out of the NFL’s annual postseason tournament, head coach Sean Payton finally opened up a bit on some of the injuries that hammered the team at the end of the season.

2theadvocate.com | Saints | Saints turning focus to 2011 — Baton Rouge, LA

Melissa Smith: PTSD: Post Traumatic Saints Disorder
Do you have an uncontrollable urge to travel back in time, make your groceries at a local Schwegmann's, decorate one of their brown paper bags with tears, and place it on top of Roman Harper's head?

New Orleans Saints will have 24th pick in 2011 NFL Draft | NOLA.com
Saints had the best record among first-round playoff losers

Thanks for everything, Saints: An editorial | NOLA.com
Saints fans were shocked last year when fewer than a dozen Colts fans met their team at the Indianapolis airport after Super Bowl XLIV. David Grunfeld/The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the rest of the team gave fans another winning season. Even if the Saints hadn't won in Miami, there would've been a celebration when they came...

Breaking down the New Orleans Saints' contract situations | NOLA.com
Potential free agents for 2011

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton optimistic about team's future | NOLA.com
He still likes team's nucleus, direction

 

NFC SOUTH:

Atlanta Falcons stuck indoors again - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The winter storm that has paralyzed much of the Atlanta area will force the Falcons to spend a second straight day of practice indoors.

AP source: Panthers tab Chargers' Rivera as coach

 

LAGNIAPPE:

Saints Give Fan Pro Bowl Trip

Lombardi Trophy & Lewis to Make Stops in Mobile

NFL Launces Web Site for Player's Health and Safety

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Win by Seahawks shouldn’t be a shock "

Let's put Lynch's run in proper perspective | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger
Time to write the obit on this New Orleans Saints season and take a peek forward to the next, but first, let's clear up one matter.

 

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