METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he's
optimistic Reggie Bush will be able to finally come back from his
broken right leg at Dallas on Thanksgiving.
Bush, who's missed eight games since fracturing his right
fibula, is listed as questionable after practicing on a limited
basis this week. Payton says it was tough to gauge whether Bush is
100 percent because the Saints did not practice at full speed this
week, opting instead for light workouts and walkthroughs during the
If the Saints decide not to play Bush, Payton says fullback
Heath Evans could see more action as a ball carrier because Ladell
Betts is out with a sprained neck. Chris Ivory and Julius Jones are
New Orleans' only other healthy running backs.
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