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New Orleans Saints bring back safety Rafael Bush, report says

Is there a reunion tour happening for the Saints? The team is bringing back safety Rafael Bush, according to reports.

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According to a report by Nick Underhill of The Advocate and a hint from an Instagram post, the New Orleans Saints are bringing back safety Rafael Bush.

Bush spent several seasons with the Saints, playing in 40 games from 2012-2015. An unfortunate pectoral tear in the Week 1 regular season opener against the Cardinals ended his season in 2015, but the Detroit Lions would take a chance on Bush during the offseason on a one-year, $2.4 million deal. He ended up playing in all 16 games while finishing with 52 total tackles, a sack, two interceptions (one for a touchdown), and three pass defenses. Bush was also praised for his leadership in the locker room.

The 3-safety sets were a popular look from Dennis Allen last season, and with Jairus Byrd designated as a post-June 1 release, it certainly left a void. Bush should enter as a favorite to start in that rotation. The Saints also re-signed Shiloh Keo and Chris Banjo, but they are more special teams players.

The Saints reunited with quarterback Chase Daniel on Wednesday, and Bush might not be the last one in this crucial season the team faces.