Reggie Bush is likely to play in the NFL again this year, but not with the New Orleans Saints, coach Sean Payton said Monday while on The Rich Eisen Show.
Payton said the Saints and Bush nearly had a reunion last offseason, as the two met for dinner in Los Angeles, but the sides could not reach a deal and the Saints signed C.J. Spiller instead.
Asked if a reunion could be in the works for this off season, Payton said it was not likely.
"I don't know if our roster is going to allow for that right now," he said.
Payton cited Spiller along with Travaris Cadet and the drafting of Marcus Murphy and Daniel Lasco in recent years as reasons to not look for a Saints' reunion with Bush.
"It almost happened a year ago," Payton said. "We actually had dinner out here. It got close and never finalized itself. I'm sure he's going to play this year."