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Reggie Bush | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: USC
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Reggie Bush rushed once for 21 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.
The one carry came on a broken play on third-and-long in the first quarter. Bush saw some work with the first-team offense on third downs, but Carlos Hyde was the clear lead back on early downs. With their defense bleeding talent this offseason, Bush could see more opportunities than expected in passing situations. He is a good late-round pick in PPR. Aug 29 - 11:50 PM

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Reggie Bush has been getting the first running back rep in each drill during OTAs.

Carlos Hyde missed some time last month with a minor leg issue and it's likely Bush is getting veteran respect. But it's a reminder that Hyde's carry count will be nibbled into by Bush, fourth-round rookie Mike Davis and a healthy Kendall Hunter. The coaches are not just handing Hyde 20 carries on a silver platter. Meanwhile, if the stripped-down Niners are trailing often this season, Bush is set up for significant usage as the no-doubt passing back.
Jun 11 - 10:55 AM

ESPN's Louis Riddick hears Reggie Bush is "looking very good" at 49ers OTAs.

Riddick is a former NFL personnel man and presumably still has strong ties around the league. He adds that second-round S Jacquiski Tartt is looking good as well at early-offseason practices. Although many have written off Bush following an injury-plagued 2014, Bush did flash in the rare instances he was healthy. He should have a consistent role in the 49ers' 2015 offense.
May 22 - 3:14 PM

New 49ers RB Reggie Bush wants to return punts this season.

Bush hasn't returned a punt since 2011 in Miami. "(The coaches) were excited about it," Bush said. "We’re still working at it, still chipping away. And we look forward to being an all-around great special teams." Now 30, Bush is going to take a back seat to Carlos Hyde on early downs, leaving the passing game and special teams as the areas where he can make the biggest contributions. Bush has averaged a solid 7.8 yards per punt for his career.
May 21 - 7:25 PM

GM Trent Baalke said Colin Kaepernick is "developing a real rapport" with Reggie Bush coming out of the backfield.

The offseason narrative says Kaepernick's notoriously poor touch has been improved by working with Kurt Warner. Bush needs that to be true as he'll do most of his work as a receiver while Carlos Hyde and Mike Davis handle rushing duties. Bush has a shot at sneaky PPR value with the 49ers projecting to be trailing in games much more often than we're used to this season.
May 14 - 8:16 AM

Coach Jim Tomsula said he thinks Reggie Bush can still be an every-down running back.

"He's a runner," Tomsula said. "He's not a gadget guy." The 49ers won't use Bush as their lead runner, but Tomsula's comments are further confirmation that Bush is going to have a big role behind Carlos Hyde. Hyde won't catch many passes, but remains the clear favorite for early-down and goal-line work.
Mar 25 - 11:03 AM

Reggie Bush's one-year contract with the 49ers contains $1.1 million guaranteed.

He got a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 of Bush's salary is guaranteed. A $100,000 workout bonus is also considered a part of Bush's guaranteed money. The base value is only $2.5 million, but the relatively generous guarantees suggest Bush is a virtual lock for the 53-man roster. Still, the money certainly won't discourage GM Trent Baalke from drafting another back.
Mar 20 - 1:15 PM

49ers signed RB Reggie Bush, formerly of the Lions.

After leaving the Patriots without even receiving an offer on Friday, the 49ers were Bush's most logical landing spot. Bush appeared on the decline last season, but he will still be a nice upgrade over Kendall Hunter as the passing-down complement to featured back Carlos Hyde. The move deals a blow to Hyde's 2015 fantasy outlook, especially in PPR leagues. Bush's signing leaves Pierre Thomas as the best third-down back left on the market.
Mar 14 - 2:21 PM

Free agent RB Reggie Bush left his visit with the Patriots without an offer.

Ouch. There is still a chance Bush joins New England as a cheap replacement for the departed Shane Vereen, but it is not a great sign he left without even fielding an offer. It is possible Bush has overestimated his value coming off an injury-plagued and ineffective season. With C.J. Spiller now in New Orleans, Bush is the best passing-down back still available.
Mar 13 - 8:18 PM

Free agent Reggie Bush is scheduled to visit the Patriots.

Bush already visited the 49ers, and the Saints have interest as well. New England makes sense as it pursues a passing-down back to replace Shane Vereen. New Orleans may view Bush as a fallback plan if it can't land C.J. Spiller.
Mar 12 - 1:56 PM

Free agent Reggie Bush is visiting the 49ers on Wednesday.

Bush has seen a strong market since the Lions released him, as many teams see him as a more affordable option than DeMarco Murray and C.J. Spiller. Bush's skill set as a runner/receiver hybrid lends itself to a passing down role. He'd be a nice complement to Carlos Hyde, who figures to be the Niners' bell cow in Frank Gore's absence. Bush would also be a noticeable upgrade over injury-prone change of pack back Kendall Hunter.
Mar 11 - 8:02 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Reggie Bush is drawing interest from the Saints, Patriots, and 49ers.

It's the first bit of news we've heard on Bush since he was released two weeks ago. Having just turned 30 and coming off an injury-plagued, career-worst season, Bush is going to have to settle for little guaranteed money on his next deal.
Mar 10 - 3:40 PM

Lions released RB Reggie Bush.

Bush is coming off an injury-filled 2014 and struggled when healthy, playing in 11 games and averaging 3.9 YPC. The Lions will use the $1.7 million they save by cutting him towards re-signing Ndamukong Suh. 29-year-old Bush joins an already deep running back market and will likely have to settle for a role-player salary to stay in the league. Theo Riddick is now locked in as Detroit's passing-down back behind Joique Bell.
Feb 25 - 5:19 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew reiterated at the NFL Combine that Reggie Bush's future in Detroit remains undecided.

It sounds like the Lions are awaiting word on whether Bush will accept a pay cut. His 2015 salary is $3.25 million. Bush was injured and ineffective throughout 2014. Theo Riddick would get a nice fantasy bump if Bush were released.
Feb 18 - 2:17 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Caldwell have both stopped short of guaranteeing Reggie Bush will return to the team in 2015.

Turning 30 in March, Bush's 2014 YPC average (3.91) was a five-year low and he was plagued by injuries. Beat writer Dave Birkett says the "chances are good" the Lions add to their tailback stable this spring. Joique Bell and Theo Riddick's roster spots should be assured. Bush is owed $3.25 million.
Feb 11 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5DiAndre Campbell
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Issac Blakeney
5DeAndrew White
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Blake Bell
5Rory Anderson
K1Phil Dawson