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Reggie Bush headed to Dolphins, sources say

Position: RB Old Team: New Orleans Saints New Team: Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a trade for New Orleans running back Reggie Bush pending renegotiation of his contract. Bush is due about $11.8 million this season, the final year of his current contract and considered to be a salary cap casualty for the Saints. Bush headed to Dolphins
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Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush (25) of the New Orleans Saints against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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In April, after the Saints drafted running back Mark Ingram, Reggie Bush saw the writing on the wall and sent a farewell tweet: "It's been fun New Orleans."

Now, it seems Bush will be taking his Twitter talents to South Beach.

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a trade for the New Orleans running back pending renegotiation of his contract, according to multiple media reports.

It wasn't known what the Saints would receive in the trade, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

According to his agent Joel Segal, Bush has approved the trade, Glazer reported later.

The oft-injured Bush is due about $11.8 million this season, the final year of his current contract.

The Dolphins seek a running back to pair with second-round draft choice Daniel Thomas. Last year's leading rushers, Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, are free agents.

As CBSSports.com's Will Brinson notes, Bush could be motivated to prove that he can indeed succeed as the featured back on a roster, which a move to Miami would likely let him do -- he and Daniel Thomas would theoretically provide a one-two punch in South Beach.

The second overall pick in the 2006 draft, Bush rushed 524 times for 2,090 yards and scored 29 touchdowns - but injuries forced him to miss significant time. He was only able to start 41 games over five years.

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