The Detroit Lions announced that they have released veteran running back Reggie Bush, reports stated Wednesday. The action brings an abrupt end to the two years Reggie Bush has spent with the team. He was due $5.28 million this season, but the Lions will only get back $1.7 million.
In Reggie Bush’s first season with the Lions, he showed promising signs of a comeback when he rushed for over 1,000 yards in the season. However, he was faced with a nagging ankle injury for the majority of this past season, only logging 11 games. He didn’t prove to be very valuable in those games, though, recording less than four yards per carry throughout the season.
Bush still has the potential to have a few more good years ahead of him. The only concern with him is whether or not he can stay healthy. In order for him to be of value next season, though, he will need to find a new home to play in. Several landing spots that would make sense are the Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins. It’s possible Bush will have to settle for a situational role at his next stop, but if healthy he could still be an impact player. Fantasy Football owners shouldn’t get too excited, but he shouldn’t slide completely off the radar, either.