Day two of NFL free-agency has seen former Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush signing with the Detroit Lions. The news was reported Wednesday as Bush has signed a four-year deal with Detroit as reported by NFL.com.
In Detroit, the 29-year old Bush will get the opportunity to be a full-time player. In the last two seasons with Miami as a featured back, Bush rushed for 2,072 years and 12 touchdowns. But what is more valuable, is that Bush can catch the ball out of the backfield giving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford another option on a team that already has many weapons on offense.
Bush will fill a huge hole left by Jehvid Best who had his season ended prematurely in 2011 after suffering multiple concussions. With the uncertainty of Best's future, the Lions felt they needed to fill the void and knew Bush was their man.
In 91 career games with the New Orleans Saints and Dolphins, Bush has 4,162 yards rushing, 2,730 receiving and 48 touchdowns. He is a much needed weapon for the Lions who hopes to push their way into the playoffs in 2013.