29-year-old running back Reggie Bush was released by the Detroit Lions yesterday. Last season Bush played in just 11 games for the Lions, gaining a total of 297 yards on the ground and almost that much catching passes. But injuries plagued Bush all season. He went from a newly signed 1,000-yard rusher in 2013 to a “questionable” status much of the time. The Lions never knew what Reggie Bush they’d have available on Sunday, except that it wasn’t the old Reggie Bush.
Bush was effective in the Lions playoff loss to Dallas, scoring a touchdown. But he was hurt then too. “He’s a warrior,” Lions GM Mayhew told ESPN. “That Dallas game, he was hurt. But he went out and played his butt off in that Dallas game, the playoff game. I thought he gave everything he had.” Career-wise, Mayhew apparently made the same assessment of Bush: he gave everything he had. Other teams will be interested for sure. Bush had nagging injuries, not career-ending. Bush must not have been expecting the cut. He tweeted after the Dallas loss: “Thank you Lions fans for being here with us every step of the way! Next year we will be better!”
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 7, 2015