A few weeks ago, the Detroit Lions learned that running back Jahvid Best will likely never play again with ongoing problems due to concussions suffered on the field.
Fortunately, the Lions were able to get some production out of Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell this season with the two backs racking up 1,200 yards combined in place of Best.
Although the future may be bright for Leshoure as the team’s starter and Bell as the backup, the Lions may consider bringing in another weapon in the backfield with veteran soon-to-be free agent Reggie Bush potentially in the team’s crosshairs according to Josh Slagter of mlive.com:
Still, Detroit may look to add some firepower to the backfield in the offseason, and could be among the teams that would be interested in former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.
Bush will be a free agent.
With the Miami Dolphins seemingly ready to part ways with Bush during the off-season with no intention of re-signing the veteran, the former USC standout will more than likely become a free agent in March.
In two seasons with the Dolphins, Bush racked up a total of 2,660 total yards and 15 total touchdowns. Bush’s five-year stint with the New Orleans Saints wasn’t exactly considered a success with the veteran running back failing to live up to expectations ever since being drafted out of USC back in 2006 with the second overall pick.
Despite the solid numbers over the past two years, the Dolphins will more than likely pass on an opportunity to sign Bush for the long-term.
As a result of Bush’s resurgence in Miami and ability to stay relatively healthy, chances are there will be a few teams showing interest in signing the veteran along with the Lions.
After ending the playoff drought last season, the Lions missed the playoffs altogether in 2012 going 4-12 with drastic changes need to right the ship in Detroit.