Reggie Bush missed his first practice of training camp, but New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the star running back was just resting and did not appear to have any problems with his surgically repaired left knee.
Payton said the Saints planned all along to give Bush intermittent rests during two-a-day practices "just to keep the knee from getting aggravated, so he's doing fine."
The Saturday evening practice Bush missed was the fourth practice held in the two days since Saints training camp opened Friday morning. Payton said Bush was expected back at practice Sunday afternoon.
Bush had surgery in December to repair cartilage in his left knee. On Friday, he characterized the health of the knee as "99.5 percent."