By Drew Bradley, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Feb 25th 6:00pm EST
RB Reggie Bush was released by the Lions today. He was set to make $3.25 million in base salary with an additional $250,000 in bonuses. The move subsequently freed up $1.7 million in cap space for the Lions which will, presumably, be used to help re-sign DT Ndamukong Suh. Bush had an injury-riddled 2014 season in which he had just 76 carries for 276 yards. He will turn 30 next month. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: After having a 1006 yard 2013 campaign, in which, Bush showcased the ability to be an every down back, he was unable to stay healthy last year and was ineffective when on the field. Bush will almost certainly find a new team pretty quickly, but it is highly unlikely that he will ever be a feature back in the NFL again.
By Jarrett Jennings, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Feb 22nd 1:47am EST
Rugby superstar Jarryd Hayne has committed to signing with the Detroit Lions as a running back, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. (Source: MLive.com
Fantasy Impact: There is a real chance that Reggie Bush will not be back with the Lions next season. He is coming off an injury-riddled campaign, and is about to turn 30. Even GM Martin Mayhew has stated that Bush's future with the team is "up in the air". With that being said, the Lions have been in the market for a 'back to complement starter Joique Bell. Hayne chose the Lions over the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and continuing his lucrative rugby career in Australia. He is an obvious gamble, however it's one that could pay off for a Detroit running game that lacked explosiveness last season.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Feb 12th 12:12pm EST
Word out of Detroit Wednesday is that running back Reggie Bush may have played his last down as a member of the Detroit Lions, with Lions GM Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Caldwell both stopping short of guaranteeing Reggie Bush will return to the team in 2015. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: Beat writer Dave Birkett says the "chances are good" the Lions add to their tailback stable this spring, with Bush turning 30 in March and coming off an injury-plagued 2014 campaign in which his YPC average (3.91) was a five-year low. Rumors have the Lions possibly linked to FA Justin Forsett.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Jan 20th 12:19pm EST
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush could be looking at his release following an injury plagued season. A move that could save the cap-strapped Lions approximately $2 million. (Source: NBC Sports
Fantasy Impact: The Lions are going to have to do some creative maneuvering this year with the cap in order to re-sign All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is eligible for free agency. Bush turns 30 in less than two months and has played nine seasons in the league, which translates to a lot of hits taken considering the position he plays. A slow-to-heal ankle injury left him in and out of the lineup around midseason, forcing Bush to miss a total of five games. His 550 total yards (297 rushing, 253 receiving) were the second-fewest in his career, ahead of only 2010, his final season in New Orleans, when he played in just eight games. If Bush is in fact released, expect Theo Riddick, a sixth-round draft pick in 2013, to take his place next season.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Jan 4th 8:17pm EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush ran for a 18-yard score in Sunday's Wild Card game loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Bush finished the game with 8 carries for 37 yards and 3 receptions for an additional 10 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush was injured for most of the season, limiting his production and usefulness in both fantasy and the real game. There are whispers that he may have just played his final game in Detroit, with the promising Theo Riddick waiting in the wings. This is a situation to continue to monitor as we head into the off-season.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 10:02am EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush carried the ball 5 times for only 19 yards and caught 3 of 6 targets for another 22 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush had a throwback game in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears. Then he went right back to being the 2014 version of Reggie Bush in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. Reggie was outplayed again by Theo Riddick in the passing game, catching 5 passes for 34 yards and a score. It would be a surprise to see Reggie Bush wearing a Lions' uniform next season.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 22nd 10:13pm EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush had the best game of the season in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears. Bush ran the ball 7 times for 54 yards and a rare running score. He also caught 6 of 7 passes for another 44 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Injuries and ineffectiveness have rendered Bush useless for 15 weeks of the 2014 fantasy season. However, he chose one heck of a time to remind fantasy owners of existence, totaling 98 yards and a TD in the majority of leagues' fantasy championship game. Although, there's a real good chance that if you were one of those owners still playing for an imaginary ring, you probably didn't make it this far by having to start Bush in the biggest game of the season.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 10:54am EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush continued his slow disappearing act as he carried the ball three times for seven yards and only caught one pass for 10 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush has done nothing this year. Not in PPR, and definitely not in standard leagues. It will be surprising to see Bush on the Lions' roster next year as Theo Riddick looks like a younger, healthier version of the former PPR stud. Only the most desperate of owners would look to start Bush in the championship game next week.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Dec 13th 9:22am EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report heading into Week 15 against the Vikings. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Bush is expected to play his typical third-down role against the Vikings on Sunday, although how effective he'll be for fantasy owners is as questionable as he injury report designation. Bush can't be considered anything more than a desperation flex play in standard leagues, but he gets a slight bump in PPR formats - but even then he'll be a role of the dice for the fantasy playoffs.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 1:00pm EST
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush missed practice Wednesday with an ankle injury. (Source: CBSSports
Fantasy Impact: Bush tweaked his ankle during Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After leaving the field (jogging off) he returned. Sitting out practices from here-on-out will most likely become common practice for the veteran back. With Joique Bell having grasped the RB1 position with Detroit and Bush continuing to struggle statistically, he should not be leaned on in Week 15 for fantasy purposes.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 11:07am EST
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush struggled Sunday in his return from an ankle injury. (Source: CBSSports
Fantasy Impact: Bush touched the ball 12 times for a total of 34 yards. While the production is underwhelming, it was still great to see him making the cuts and turns that a productive back needs to make to be successful. Going forward expect Bush to maintain his role with the Lions, being the RB2 on the Detroit depth-chart and someone that shouldn't be relied on for fantasy purposes unless the cupboard pickings are that slim. He holds only the slightest of PPR value.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 12:06pm EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush is active, as expected, for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Coach Jim Caldwell said Bush will start against the Bucs, but it is likely just semantics. Bush may "start," but Joique Bell will be the primary between-the-tackles runner for the Lions.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 11:37am EST
Detroit Lions’ running back Reggie Bush, who's missed three straight games with an ankle injury, is practicing this week and expects to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
(Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The Lions may try to ease Bush back into the game plan. Regardless, it will be hard for owners to start him short of extreme desperation. Unfortunately the return of Bush also puts Theo Riddick back on fantasy benches. Still, Riddick owners should hang onto him as the odds of another Bush injury are always high.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Nov 27th 10:25am EST
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush reportedly won't play in Week 13 against the Bears because the ankle injury that's bothered him since Week 5 is still not right. (Source: Jason LaCanfora on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Bush was trending in the right direction earlier in the week. It's not clear if he suffered a setback at practice this week or not. Regardless, Theo Riddick will once again serve as the Lions' passing-down back while Joique Bell continues to handle the majority of carries. Bell is a RB2 while Riddick is more of a sneaky flex play/RB3.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 6:01pm EST
As expected, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush did not suit up against the New England Patriots in Week 12. (Source: CBSSports
Fantasy Impact: Bush will look to make it back against the Chicago Bears in Week 13, but it happens to be a short-week as the game lands on Thanksgiving. Since the Lions have stated that Bush will not be back until he is 100% ready to go, there is a good chance that he sits once again. He enters the week as questionable and most likely will be involved in practices on a limited basis, just as he was this past week. You should look elsewhere for your RB2/Flex.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 2:55pm EST
Dave Birkett is reporting that Reggie's ankle injury could cause him to miss Sunday's game against the Cardinals. This is a lingering issue for Bush and the team may see it best to sit him this week to get him healthy for the rest of the season. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: If Bush misses this week, Theo Riddick will fill in for him again. Riddick has done very well in the Reggie Bush role for the team this season. Joique Bell will again get most carries as the feature back though.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 1:34pm EST
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush touched the ball only five times in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Heading into 2014 fantasy drafts Bush was considered a solid RB2 option in deeper fantasy leagues. With the emergence of a much younger Theo Riddick while also being eased into play after dealing with an ankle injury, the veteran running back accumulated just 25 all-purpose yards. While his production should improve some as his ankle gets stronger, it will not be enough to bounce back into a reliable fantasy option. Look for Bush to continue being used in a somewhat limited capacity as Detroit deploys a three-headed monster approach with Riddick and Joique Bell.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Nov 5th 8:17am EST
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush was back at practice Tuesday and is on track to suit up for Week 10's matchup against the Miami Dolphins. (Source: FFLockerRoom Sports
Fantasy Impact: While this is good news, physical therapist Ziad Dahdul did mention that he is "on track." That doesn't mean that he is a given as any little tweak to the ankle could set Bush back. If healthy, Bush is the main pass-catching running back for Detroit. With the improved play of Theo Riddick though, don't be surprised if Bush is eased back into a solid workload.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 8:16am EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush, who was listed as doubtful heading into Week 8, is officially inactive. (Source: detroitlions.com
Fantasy Impact: The ankle injury that's been bothering Bush for several weeks now will keep him out of the game in London. He'll have two full weeks to recover as the Lions head into their bye in Week 9. Theo Riddick will pick up the slack in the passing game, and with the multiple injuries to the Lions' offense, he could be a sneaky good play this week against a bad Atlanta defense.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Oct 23rd 12:04pm EDT
Bush was one of the Lions that missed the portion of Wednesday's practice that was open to the media. While a surprise, Bush says he is still planning on playing Sunday. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: If Bush plays, he should be productive against an Atlanta defense that gives up yards against the run. If he doesn't play, expect another solid game from Joique Bell with Theo Riddick picking up some of the slack as well.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:51am EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush spent most of his time Sunday on the sideline dealing with an ongoing ankle injury which he appeared to have tweaked once again. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: It was a pretty underwhelming afternoon for the Lions Bush as he had just 9 touches for 32 total all-purpose yards against his former team, the New Orleans Saints. Week 8 provides a good matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in London, provided that Bush is capable of playing a heavy role in the game.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 10:40am EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has returned to practice and has declared on Detroit Sports Talk radio 97.1 FM that he will absolutely play this Sunday. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Bush, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, sounded as if he had a score to settle. Facing a Saints rush defense that has been very giving, allowing 19.8 fantasy points a week to opposing running backs, Bush chimes in as a solid RB2 in deeper fantasy formats. He had missed Week 6 with an ankle injury.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 12:42pm EDT
Reggie Bush has stated Monday that he plans on playing in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The motivation is clearly there for the Detroit Lions star running back to get onto the field Sunday as the Saints are the franchise that drafted him second-overall in 2006. Having been dealing with a ankle injury, if Bush is capable of suiting up he will be viewed as a solid RB2 option in deeper fantasy formats. The New Orleans rush defense has been very giving in 2014 to opposing running backs.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 3:47pm EDT
Reggie Bush is still not practicing Friday with his ankle injury. They are being very cautious with him not to aggravate it further. He will be a game-time decision for the coaching staff on Sunday morning. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: With Bush most likely out on Sunday, look for Joique Bell to be the workhorse with Theo Riddick and George Winn also playing small parts. Bell is a high end RB2 against a Vikings defense that has holes.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 6:57pm EDT
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush missed Wednesday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: This injury caused Bush to leave the game early last week in a tight game against the Buffalo Bills. It is not looking too good for Sunday's game. But if the Detroit running back is able to suit up he will make for a good play as the Vikings are giving up 20.4 fantasy points to RB's in 2014.
By Christopher Ziza, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 5:00pm EDT
Running back Reggie Bush left Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and didn't return. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The Detroit Lions entered Sunday banged up at the backfield position with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick both having been ruled OUT for the contest. This will be a situation that is a cause of concern for the organization as George Winn is their only other healthy natural running back on their roster. Bush finished the game with 43 all-purpose yards on eight touches. The extent of the ankle injury is not yet known.
By Bobby Flores, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 12:51pm EDT
With Joique Bell being out all week with a concussion and Theo Riddick still not practicing with a hamstring issue, Lions coaches have said they are confident in Reggie being the workhorse on Sunday against the Bills. (Source: DetroitLions.com
Fantasy Impact: Bush would be a borderline RB1 Sunday if Bell and Riddick can't go. The Bills have a stout run D but sheer volume of runs and targets out of the backfield will provide a solid day. George Winn will back him up and get short yardage duty.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 9:24am EDT
Reggie Bush finished Sunday's win over the Jets with 46 yards rushing and 19 yards receiving on 4 catches.
Fantasy Impact: Bush out carried Joique Bell 12 to 8 this week but that was likely the result of Bell checking out early with concussion symptoms. The Lions led for all of this game but didn't choose to lean on the run that much against a tough Jets run defense. On top of that Bush didn't do much with the touches he had. With his lack of touches close to the end zone Bush will likely remain a boom or bust play the rest of the season.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 6:05pm EDT
Reggie Bush scored his first touchdown of the season on a 26 yard run in the Lions 19-7 win over the Packers Sunday. He finished the day with 61 yards on 12 carries and added 38 receiving yards on 6 catches.
Fantasy Impact: Bush's fantasy value was on a major downtrend heading into this week but he delivered just in time by doing what he does best, being highly involved in the passing game and breaking a long TD. Joique Bell still had more carries but was not targeted in the passing game and Bush was the more effective back. He showed he still has some juice in those legs but you can't count on him to break a big TD every week. Bush's arrow is pointing back up but he is still likely to be a boom or bust option on a week to week basis from here on out.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 11:31am EDT
Reggie Bush was held to 32 yards from scrimmage on 8 touches and failed to find the end zone for a second consecutive week in the Lions loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Perhaps even more concerning is the fact that Bush saw half the touches of his committee partner Joique Bell (10 carries, 6 receptions) and it was Bell who was on the field in garbage time while the Lions were in hurry up mode racking up most of his catches and yards. It was already evident Bell was the best shot for touchdowns in this backfield and now with Bell receiving more touches for the second week in a row Bush owners would be correct to start worrying.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 4:31pm EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Bush was seen with a large ice pack on his knee Wednesday morning. He battled a knee issue last season, but ultimately played through it most of the time. As of now, there isn't any reason to worry about his Week 2 status.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 1:42pm EDT
Detroit Lions' running back Reggie Bush totaled 64 yards in the season opener Monday night against New York, catching 6 passes for 49 yards, and rushing 9 times for 15 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush did most of his work in the passing game, which was to be expected. He caught all 6 of the Matthew Stafford targets he saw and averaged over 8 yards a reception. But he averaged less than 2 yards per carry on the night. However, due to the explosiveness of the Lions' offense, Bush is a weekly RB2 while offering RB1 upside in PPR formats.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 12:14pm EDT
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team will adjust Reggie Bush's and Joique Bell's workload on a game-by-game basis. (Source: Mlive.com
Fantasy Impact: "There are some that are just a hammer-and-nail type of game," coach Jim Caldwell said. "There are other games where you have to open it up a little bit more and maybe your back is not in the backfield as much as you had him previously. Every game is a little bit different." Despite Coach Caldwell's recent comments, you can count on Bush and Bell getting their fair share of work. Both players are RB2/FLEX options.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 10:50pm EDT
Reggie Bush carried twice for 95 yards in Friday night's preseason game against the Jaguars, including breaking off an 86-yard TD run. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bush didn't touch the ball much Friday night but he didn't need to, taking a first quarter carry through a major hole on the right side to the house. It is worth nothing though that the touchdown is longer than any he has ever scored in a regular season or playoff tilt. Bush has been relatively quiet this preseason but this should get the buzz going on him. He will still get plenty of run in the Lions' spread the wealth offense and is a solid pick as a high end RB2 in upcoming drafts.
By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 1:35am EDT
Lions running back Reggie Bush ran routes with the receivers and tight ends instead of working with the running backs. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This shouldn't be too surprising given how Bush has been used in the past, or the fact that Joe Lombardi, former Saints QB coach, is now the Lions' offensive coordinator. Lombardi utilized Darren Sproles' good hands and quick feet in New Orleans, and could try to mimic that success with Reggie Bush in Detroit.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 10:33am EDT
Entering his age 29 season, Reggie Bush is feeling young and spry in camp thus far and is ready for a full 16 game slate. (Source: Detroit Free Press
Fantasy Impact: 29 is getting up there for a back but many running backs are still productive at that age. Bush is also a unique case as he has never really been utilized as a big volume, 300 touch guy, reaching a career high in touches last season with 277 over 14 games. While no one is expecting a significant decline in production from Bush this season, the presence of Joique Bell is already built into his 34.8 ADP. Reggie is a pretty good selection as a RB2 and could challenge for RB1 status, especially in PPR leagues, should his health cooperate.
By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 12:36pm EDT
Lions.com beat writer, Tim Twentyman, reports that all five starters from last year’s offensive line will return this season. (Source: DetroitLions.com
Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Reggie Bush. He enjoyed significant fantasy success behind this line last year and things only project to get better with the continued development of G Larry Warford, who graded out as PFF’s 14th best run blocker as a rookie, and the added depth third-round rookie C Travis Swanson should bring. I’d feel very comfortable going into the season with Bush as my RB2.
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Breaking Football | Feb 26th
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...
EDSFootball | Feb 25th
The Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. In an injury-plagued season, Bush, who turns 29 next week, missed five games and gained just 297 yards on 76 carries, which averages out to a...