Reggie Bush is so eager to begin his NFL career, he has instructed his agent to avoid a holdout at all costs.
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Rookie Reggie Bush has instructed his agent to avoid a New Orleans Saints training camp holdout at all costs. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said negotiations are in the early stages with Bush. -- USA Today
Drew Brees was out of a sling ahead of schedule, and he had regained the range of motion in his arm in April, a month ahead of what was predicted. Brees is throwing from 80-to-90 passes, 30-yard passes, three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and throwing another 40 on Tuesday and Thursday. -- New Orleans Times-Picayune
The Dolphins believe more carries will not be a problem for Ronnie Brown, who has vowed to be in better shape than last July, when he held out. One good sign: He averaged 4.3 yards in three games when he ran at least 20 times, very close to his 4.4 in the other games. -- Miami Herald
There is hope Ashley Lelie's offseason protest will reach an amicable resolution by the time participation becomes mandatory in late July with the opening of training camp. His new agent, Denver-based Peter Schaffer, has spoken once in the past two weeks to Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Ted Sundquist. -- Denver Post
The ruling from yesterday's hearing between Steve McNair and the Tennessee Titans might not come until June 1, a longer-than-expected wait that could delay the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback's move to the Ravens. With an agreement already in place with McNair, the Ravens will be halfway through their spring workouts by the time the grievance is resolved. -- Baltimore Sun
Next week, the NFL's eight-member competition committee will probably recommend that the team owners adopt a more flexible numbering system starting in 2007 ? one that allows running backs and receivers to choose a number from 1 to 49. At least 24 of the league's 32 teams would have to approve a revision. -- New York Times