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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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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

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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

Reggie Bush strongly denied allegations made in The Baton Rouge Advocate he spiked drinks and handed out ecstasy while hanging out with accused rapist Darren Sharper in Las Vegas.

The claims were made by Sharper's co-defendant, former St. Bernard Parish deputy Brandon Licciardi. Licciardi claims he saw Bush "handing out Molly on the dance floor to girls" and that Bush told Licciardi he had spiked some Champagne. Molly is a common name for MDMA. Bush's lawyer Shawn Holley strongly denied these allegations, saying "I can say to you on the record that Reggie adamantly, vehemently and unequivocally denies all of the statements in that article. We are demanding a retraction from The Advocate and Reggie is considering taking legal action."
Feb 7 - 9:10 AM

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

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