By: Mike Sullivan

The Lions have cut RB Reggie Bush.

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Reggie Bush is almost 30 years old and signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Lions in 2013. By cutting Bush now, Detroit saves about $1.7 million in cap space this season.

In his two years in Detroit, Bush rushed for 1,303 yards and 6 touchdowns. Additionally, he had 759 receiving yards and an additional 3 scores.

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In 9 NFL seasons, with 3 different teams, Bush has rushed for 5,465 yards and 35 touchdowns. He has 3,489 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Lions announced the release in a statement Wednesday:

After joining the team as an unrestricted free agent from Miami in 2013, Bush played in 25 games (23 starts) for the Lions and totaled 299 carries for 1,303 yards (4.4 avg) and six touchdowns, while also grabbing 94 passes for 759 yards (8.1 avg) and three touchdowns. Last season, Bush finished with 76 carries for 297 yards (3.9 avg) and two touchdowns, as well as 40 receptions for 253 yards. His 40 receptions ranked third on the team.

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Originally drafted No. 2 overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 NFL Draft after concluding his career at Southern California, Bush played five seasons with the Saints (2006-10) before spending two seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2011-12). In nine NFL seasons, Bush has started 94 of 116 games and logged 1,266 carries for 5,465 yards (4.3 avg) and 35 touchdowns.