Running Back

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions on the field during warm ups before their game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Running Back Reggie Bush Released By Lions

Reggie Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he had only 76 carries for 297 yards while slowed by injuries.

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GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 6: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions prepares to hand the ball off to Reggie Bush #21 on a reverse against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 6, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 22-9. (Photo Tom Lynn /Getty Images)

Lions Want Better Running Game, More Big Plays

When the Detroit Lions have run for over 100 yards this season, they’ve won.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions looks to make a move on Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NFL Teams Splitting The Role At Running Back

When the Bengals need a yard, they give the ball to BenJarvus Green-Ellis and let him plow straight ahead. Need a big play on third down?

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2013

Running back Barry Sanders #20 of the Detroit Lions in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Steelers 19-16.

Barry Sanders: ‘Adrian Peterson Is Capable Of Breaking All-Time Rushing Yards Record’

Barry Sanders is arguably the greatest running back in NFL history and on Tuesday he joined Doug Gottlieb to talk about his career and about his former team, the Detroit Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.


NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Jahvid Best (R) from the California Golden Bears poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they hold up a Detroit Lions jersey after the Lions selected Best number 30 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions Should Draft A Running Back

I’m gonna to get screamed at for writing this, but I’ll say it anyway.

97.1 The Ticket–01/15/2013

Le'Veon Bell of the Michigan State Spartans. File.   (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

RB Bell Finishing Up Big Season At Michigan State

“It surprised me, as many carries as I got,” Bell said. “I’ll do whatever it takes for us to win games.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/28/2012

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Smith Likely Gets The Nod At Running Back This Week

Kevin Smith is expected to start at running back Sunday, his first opening-day start since 2009.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2012

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12: Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions tries to get around the tackle of Ryan Pickett #79 of the Green Bay Packers on December 12, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Eric Thomas: Get A Running Back In The Draft

It seems that the Gregorian chant that hummed through the season about how the Lions needed to draft on the offensive line has subsided and I applaud this development.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2012

Former UM All-American Dies

Rob Lytle, an All-American running back at Michigan who scored a touchdown in the 1978 Super Bowl as a Denver Broncos rookie, has died. He was 56.