Reggie Bush
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Lions Release Reggie Bush

He gone!

The Detroit Lions have released half back Reggie Bush in a cap saving move. Detroit will save a little more than 1.7 million in cap space. The tenth year pro from USC should have no problem finding a new home. Bush will likely receive a one or two year deal given his age. Mr. Bush will turn 30 this march.

Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew had this to say:

“It’s not about Reggie Bush. It’s about the process of evaluating where you are as a football team,” Mayhew said. “We have a bunch of meetings after the season. The coaching staff meets. The scouting department meets together and we evaluate everybody’s performance.

“Part of that, from my standpoint as GM and in terms of setting up our team, is how much of a contribution each guy made to the football team that year. In Reggie’s situation, obviously last year he was injured so you have to look at the contribution versus how much you’re paying a player. It’s not just Reggie. It’s every player on the team.”

After rushing for only 297 yards this season it was easy to see why the decision was made. The extra cap relief will ultimately help the Lions potentially keep Ndamukong Suh. Joique Bell’s role in the offense likely grows with Bush’s departure.