METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Reggie Bush has returned to practice and says he feel fine.
Coach Sean Payton says keeping Bush out of a practice Saturday was part of a plan to give the star running back intermittent rest to improve his chances for remaining healthy throughout the season.
Bush had surgery in December to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, but has been practicing vigorously when coaches have let him. He even had a 60-yard touchdown catch during Sunday's seven-on-seven drills.
Bush says he sees this season as a test of his durability. He says he expects to be fine and won't protest Payton giving him some practices off during camp if it helps keep him on the field during the season.