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Rams free agent rumors: Reggie Bush and a Saints LB

The St. Louis Rams popped up again as a possible destination for Saints RB Reggie Bush. Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Twitter today, the Rams are one of four possible landing spots for Bush, who will likely be a cap casualty since he's due some $16 million toward the Saints' already limited cap this year. 

Bush wants to land in a spot where he'll get 15 touches a game, according to Mort. The Rams could definitely do that, but it would mean fewer touches for Steven Jackson (which would help his longevity) as well as the other bevvy of receivers and tight ends on the roster. Of course, that's an average which would change based on the matchup. Darren Sproles will get a call from the Rams as well.

Cap numbers might be an issue with Bush. St. Louis is limited to about $12 million in cap space right now, though they might be able to get that to around $20 million. However, they have other free agent moves to make. 

One area where they might save money is at outside linebacker. Saints free agent LB Scott Shanle, originally a Rams seventh-round pick in 2003, said that he will visit the Rams. A weakside linebacker, Shanle started 14 games last year and the year before with the Saints. He has some athletic ability and an awareness for the plays in front of him, which is one thing the Rams lacked at WLB last year. 

Shanle joins Thomas Davis and Ben Leber as possible options for the Rams' LB need, possible veteran, inexpensive options.