JACKSON, Miss. (July 30, 2006) -- Reggie Bush agreed to a six-year deal with the New Orleans Saints and the Heisman Trophy winner will report to training camp, The Associated Press has learned.
A source with direct knowledge of the negotiations said the deal had been agreed to, but that he couldn't disclose financial terms.
Reached by phone at his home in New York, Bush's agent, Joel Segal, said he wouldn't comment until a deal had been signed. However, he said he was traveling to Jackson to meet with Bush and the Saints.
The team didn't immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
Bush, the Saints' only unsigned player, has missed the team's first three practices of training camp.
The former Southern California running back was selected second overall, between No. 1 Mario Williams and No. 3 Vince Young.
Williams signed a six-year contract with Houston the day before the 2006 NFL Draft. Young agreed to a five-year deal with Tennessee.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Bush had 1,740 yards rushing and 2,890 all-purpose yards for Southern California last season as a junior. The Trojans had a chance to finish No. 1 in The Associated Press final poll for the third consecutive season, but fell 41-38 to Texas in the Rose Bowl.
Bush gained 8.9 yards per carry, caught 37 passes for 478 yards and led the nation in all-purpose yards with 222.3 per game.
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