By Dan Catterson, 49ers 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.