According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Reggie Bush is no longer a member of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced the release of the 29-year-old running back Wednesday afternoon, less than two weeks before the start of free agency. Bush signed a four-year deal with the Lions in 2013 and was a 1,000-yard rusher for Detroit in his first season with the club. Bush couldn’t stay healthy in 2014, though, dealing with a lingering ankle injury that started in Week 5 against Buffalo and never completely healed.
He played in 11 last season with only 76 carries for 297 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 40 receptions for 253 yards. Bush continually tried to come back throughout the season but kept getting reinjured. The Lions released veteran RB Reggie Bush on Wednesday after two seasons with the team.
The move saves the Lions $1.7 million in cap for 2015, which is sorely needed if the team is going to try to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, long the franchise’s top priority in free agency. Had the Lions kept Bush, the team would have had a $5,277,941 cap charge for 2015. Bush was drafted by New Orleans with the No. 2 pick in the 2006 draft. He turns 30 years old next week.