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New Orleans Saints rest Reggie Bush from practice in hopes of playing against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

METAIRIE, La. — Reggie Bush has missed two practices this week as the Saints try to rest their running back's left knee.

It's the same knee Bush had surgery on in December to repair cartilage.

Bush had one of his best games of the season Sunday in St. Louis, gaining 98 yards and scoring two touchdowns on six runs and two receptions.

Coach Sean Payton said Bush has had some swelling in the knee and is getting some rest. Payton would not say what Bush's chances are of playing against the Bucs on Sunday.

Payton said he hopes Bush can practice today but that the team will be cautious about doing anything that could set him back.

Bush was not available for comment.

Brees downturn: Quarterback Drew Brees had two interceptions and one lost fumble in the first five games, getting sacked four times. In the past four games, Brees has seven interceptions, three lost fumbles and has been sacked nine times.

He said it's typical for turnovers to happen in bunches, comparing them to baseball players in slumps.

New Orleans Saints rest Reggie Bush from practice in hopes of playing against Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11/19/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 9:29am]
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