There has been some talk that the Detroit Lions are planning to move on from running back Reggie Bush.
That talk will likely continue now that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew left Bush out of this comment regarding the team’s running backs.
When you have a guy like Theo Riddick who can make a difference in the passing game, that brings value to your team. Joique Bell, being a between-the-tackles runner for us is big and he does a good job catching balls out of the backfield as well. I like guys that are versatile, but you’ve got to have a guy who can run between the tackles and you’ve got to have a playmaker who can do some stuff in space.
Mayhew later acknowledged that Bush’s future in Detroit is “up in the air.” Coming off of the worst statistical season of his nine-year career, Bush only posted 297 yards on 76 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Due to earn $7.5 million over the next two seasons, the team may need him to take a pay cut to free up more cap space to re-sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Indicating that the team is “still in dialogue” about restructuring contracts for a some of their players, Mayhew was likely including Bush in that group. With a deep pool of running backs coming up in the NFL draft and some great potential free agent options in the position, the 29-year-old Bush could be finding his tenure in Detroit coming to an end.