Former Saints RB Reggie Bush Cut by Detroit Lions
News has surfaced out of the Upper Midwest as the Detroit Lions have decided to cut former New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush.
The Super Bowl XLIV champion (Saints) spent the past two seasons with the Lions after a two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins. During his time in Detroit, the injury-prone Bush racked up 1,303 rushing yards on 299 attempts.
He broke 1,000 yards in 2013, but due to setbacks this past season, he eventually lost out on the starting role to Joique Bell. Bush totaled just 297 rushing yards on 76 attempts and 40 receptions for 253 yards in 2014.
In the midst of Hurricane Katrina, Reggie Bush was selected No. 2 overall by the Saints in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, which was kind of a big deal in New Orleans at the time.
He helped lead the Black and Gold to their first-ever NFC Championship appearance that year. He never really found a consistent step during his time in the Big Easy, but he remained a viable option in the passing game and on special teams due to his sheer speed and athleticism.
Bush’s career has been limited due to numerous knee and leg injuries. During his five years in the Crescent City, he totaled just 2,090 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 524 attempts. However, he was constantly making plays as a receiver, finishing his time in New Orleans with 294 catches for 3,125 yards and 12 scores.
Regardless of his overall performance, Reggie Bush helped lead the Saints to the club’s first and only Super Bowl title during the 2009-10 season and will always be a part of the Who Dat Nation.
After being cut by the Lions, Bush is now free to sign where he pleases — just imagine bringing that versatility back to New Orleans. The loss of Darren Sproles last offseason certainly affected the offense, and not in a good way. If the price is right and Mark Ingram flees, should Sean Payton and company give Reggie a look? The free agent period is set to begin March 10.