The Fathead on my 13-year-old son's bedroom wall is now completely irrelevant and not worth the sticky paper it's printed on.

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush was traded this week to the Miami Dolphins, joining fellow Heisman Trophy winner and former Saints running back Ricky Williams on the roster, although there’s some speculation in south Florida media that Williams might be headed out the door.

Bush agreed to a 2-year, $10 million contract with the AFC East team, freeing up $16 million that would have counted against the Saints’ salary cap. The trade opens the way for 2011 first round draft pick and Heisman-winning back Mark Ingram to move up the depth chart. In five years as a Saint after being drafted out of Southern Cal, Bush was a dynamic running back, slot receiver and punt returner who accumulated his share of highlight reels. But frequent injuries also kept him sidelined; Bush never played a full, 16-game season as a Saint save for his rookie year.

For a few years Bush was one of the most marketable athletes in professional sports and, it's fair to say, an important component not only in the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl run but in the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina as well.

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