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Reggie Bush | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: USC
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The Lions have given no indication they plan to cut Reggie Bush this offseason.
Bush was an afterthought for the Lions this year (even when healthy), mostly playing caddy to Joique Bell and even falling behind Theo Riddick in some crucial passing situations. Bush finished with just 76 carries for 297 yards (3.90 YPC) and 40 catches for 253 yards with two total touchdowns in 11 games. He isn't going to rebound as he turns 30 in March, but the Lions would only create roughly $1.7M in cap room by cutting him. Jan 6 - 9:44 AM

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Reggie Bush rushed eight times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-5 targets for ten yards in the Lions' Wild Card Round loss to Dallas.

Aside from an 18-yard TD where Bush eluded several tacklers, he managed 2.71 yards per carry against the Cowboys, and also struggled to make anything happen as a receiver. Injured and ineffective all year, it was a surprise to see Bush on the field so much at the expense of Joique Bell. Bush turns 30 in March and is owed a $3.25 million base salary. Bell is a superior runner and Theo Riddick deserves more snaps in passing situations.
Jan 4 - 8:08 PM

Reggie Bush rushed five times for 19 yards in the Lions' Week 17 loss to the Packers, adding three catches for 22 yards.

Bush closes the book on an injury-plagued regular season with just 550 yards from scrimmage in 11 games. He'll change Joique Bell's pace against the Cowboys in the Wild Card round.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Reggie Bush rushed seven times for 54 yards with a touchdown and caught six passes for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago.

Joique Bell was benched for the entire first quarter, so Bush got to eat. He looked as healthy as he has since his mid-October ankle injury, sharply cutting across the grain and leaving defenders in his wake. Of course, it helped that he was facing arguably the league's worst defense. Bell came back into the flow for the second quarter and capped Bush's touches, especially in clock-killing time. The Lions play at Green Bay in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Reggie Bush is absent from the Week 16 injury report.

It would appear Bush is the healthiest he's been all season, but it won't matter much from a fantasy perspective since he's so far behind Joique Bell on the depth chart. Bush is a rocky RB3 who needs to catch 5-6 passes to have any value.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Reggie Bush managed seven yards on three carries and caught a ten-yard pass in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Vikings.

Bush returned to the lineup from his ankle injury two games ago, and has done very little since. He is clearly a change-of-pace back now, squarely behind Joique Bell on the depth chart. Bush won't be a flex option in Week 16 at Soldier Field, and may be in his final season as a Lion.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Reggie Bush is active for Week 15 against the Vikings.

The Lions' Week 15 inactives are DT Nick Fairley, DT Caraun Reid, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, DE Larry Webster, G/C Rodney Austin, and OT Garrett Reynolds.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

The Lions held Bush out on Wednesday and limited him in practice the last two days. He's expected to play against the Vikings, but will have a low-volume role behind Joique Bell. Bush isn't a recommended FLEX play for Week 15.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to Lions practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The Lions are wisely limiting Bush's practice reps after he struggled with injury through the season's first three months. Bush is a low-end FLEX play for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Bush should be fine for Week 15 against the Vikings, but doing very little with limited touches has made him barely worthy of FLEX consideration behind Joique Bell.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Reggie Bush rushed eight times for 26 yards and caught four passes for eight yards Week 14 against the Bucs.

Bush made a great effort play to slip a tackle and power through three more to get an important first down in the first half, but he was quiet most of the day. Bush has fallen behind Joique Bell on the depth chart, and he cannot be expected to get much more than 12 touches in any given week. Bush will be more of a FLEX play Week 15 against the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially active for Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

Coach Jim Caldwell said Bush will start against the Bucs, but it is likely just semantics. Bush may "start," but Joique Bell will be the primary between-the-tackles runner for the Lions. Detroit declared DT Nick Fairley, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, DT Carrun Reid, OL Garrett Reynolds, DE Larry Webster and OG Rodney Austin inactive for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Speaking Thursday, coach Jim Caldwell called Reggie Bush the Lions' starting running back.

It's just semantics. Bush may very well get the "start" against the Bucs, but we fully expect Joique Bell to maintain his role as the Lions' primary between-the-tackles runner, and to lead the backfield in touches. Bush is just a change-of-pace back, one who could lose reps to Theo Riddick. Riddick has shown well as a pass catcher during Bush's many absences this season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

It's a change from previous weeks when Bush was a limited participant in practice and then ended up sitting out the game. He appears truly healthy for now, meaning we can expect him to retake passing back duties from Theo Riddick against the Bucs. Look for 8-10 touches.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 08:08:00 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

Bush is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's missed the last three weeks with ankle issues. Bush won't be more than a middling FLEX play for Week 14.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3Skye Dawson
4Andrew Peacock
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Kellen Davis
4Jordan Thompson