With Jahvid Best likely having played his last game in the NFL, the Detroit Lions will attempt to bring in another running back in free agency during the off-season. Reportedly, the team is targeting Reggie Bush in free agency according to John Breech of CBSSports.com as of Feb. 26:
The Lions have a "real" interest in going after Bush once free agency begins, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.
According to Birkett, multiple people at the NFL Combine believe that the Lions will make Bush "a primary target in free agency."
In two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Bush was able to bounce back after a disappointing stint with the New Orleans Saints. Bush may have won a Super Bowl title while coming out of the backfield in New Orleans behind quarterback Drew Brees, but never lived up to expectations after being drafted out of USC.
Fortunately for Bush, the last two seasons in Miami have proven that the veteran can be a force to be reckoned with in the NFL as the number one option in the backfield.
Bush racked up 1,278 all-purpose yards or more in consecutive seasons with the Dolphins and scored a total of 15 touchdowns. Although not elite numbers for a running back in the NFL, Bush was able to play at a high level and create a market for his services heading into free agency.