Bush trade to Dolphins goes through

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins on Friday finalized their trade with New Orleans for running back Reggie Bush after he passed a physical.

In exchange for the former Heisman Trophy winner, the Dolphins will send the Saints safety Jonathan Amaya and an undisclosed draft pick.

The deal was first reported on Thursday and Bush confirmed it later via Twitter.

"Change is never easy but I look forward to building something special in Miami and can't wait to embark on this new journey! Here we go...," Bush tweeted on Thursday.

Bush also reportedly reworked his contract to join the Dolphins.

According to several reports, Bush has signed off on a two-year deal with Miami. He was slated to make $11.8 million in 2011 under his old contract, though the Saints were reportedly set to release the injury-prone tailback if a trade or a contract restructuring could not be completed.

The Miami Herald reported Bush is expected to earn nearly $9.75 million over two years with a $2.5 million signing bonus.

Selected with the second overall pick of the 2006 draft after a stellar career at Southern California, Bush spent his first five seasons with the Saints and was a member of the team's Super Bowl championship after the 2009 campaign.

He played in a career-low eight games last season because of a broken bone in his right leg and scored only one touchdown. In 60 career games, he has rushed for just 2,090 yards with an average of 4.0 yards per carry.

The 26-year-old has been a solid receiving option out of the backfield, having caught 294 passes for 2,142 yards. He has scored 33 total touchdowns in his five-year career, four coming on punt returns.

Bush was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2005, but last year decided to give back the award after an NCAA investigation determined he accepted money and gifts while playing at USC. The school was also heavily penalized for the alleged transgressions, incurring a postseason ban for two years.


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