Bush says he still prefers to be a Saint

By the Associated Press | May 14, 2011 | 12:15 PM EDT

NFL football player Reggie Bush arrives at an Evening of "Southern Style" presented by The St. Bernard Project and the Spears Family in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The St. Bernard Project is a non-profit organization that provides relief work for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reggie Bush says "first and foremost," he would prefer to remain with the New Orleans Saints until he retires.

Bush is back in the Big Easy for his annual youth football camp at Tulane, on the same fields where he's been absent while teammates have been joining workouts organized by Saints quarterback Drew Brees during the NFL lockout.

Bush says he expects to take part in some of those workouts, albeit "sparingly." He also says that he regrets several recent Twitter posts that may have left the impression he no longer sees himself as part of the Saints' future.

Bush says he is willing to take a pay cut to stay in New Orleans, but says that will require negotiations between the club and his agent when the lockout ends.