DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) It was the move most experts around the NFL expected would happen — and in this case they were right: The Detroit Lions have signed free agent RB Reggie Bush to a reported 4-year deal.
Bush is being brought in as a replacement for the injured Jahvid Best, who hasn’t stepped on the field since he suffered a concussion Oct. 17, 2011, against the San Francisco 49ers.
The backfield of the Lions will now feature Mikel Leshoure and Bush, which will give the Lions the option of “thunder and lightning” with the two backs.
Last season, Bush played for the Miami Dolphins, where he ran for 986 yards on 227 carries and six touchdowns. Bush also caught 35 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns. For his career, Bush has run for 4,162 yards and has caught 372 passes for 2,730 yards. Bush was drafted out of USC to the New Orleans Saints second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman trophy, which he eventually forfeited.
Bush even got the support of former Detroit Lion and Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, who tweeted, “ Hey, I’d love to see @ReggieBush here in the D. I’ve always been outspoken (for me) about how important I think the run game is. Even today.”