In somewhat surprising news, the Detroit Lions decided to release 9 year veteran Reggie Bush.
Reggie Bush was scheduled to make $3.5 million this upcoming season, a price tag that the Lions seemed to not want to swallow. Bush was made expendable by the emergence of 2nd year running back Theo Riddick (out of Notre Dame), who filled in admirably while Bush was hurt this past season. Riddick struggled in the run game, averaging only 2.6 yards per carry with 1 td, but he excelled in the passing game, hauling in 34 catches for 316 yards and 4tds. Bush fared slightly better on the ground, averaging 3.6 per carry and 2 tds, but was less explosive catching the ball, taking 40 catches for only 253 yards with no tds.
Reggie will be 30 going into next season, the dreaded age for running backs. I for one would love to see Reggie back in the black (and gold), but he'd have to come cheap. With Mark Ingram almost assuredly commanding a higher price tag, would Bush be a better option for the Saints?