Reggie Bush signs four-year contract with Detroit Lions
Running back Reggie Bush is now a member of the Detroit Lions, sealing the deal with a four-year, $16 million contract that also included a $4 million signing bonus.
Bush’s two solid seasons spent with the Miami Dolphins helped him land the deal, as he rushed for more than 950 yards and had more than 30 receptions in each of the last two years, according to NFL.com.
The last Lions player to achieve that was Barry Sanders in 1997-98, and the Hall of Famer showed his support for Bush on his Twitter, saying, “Proud to be a @DetroitLionsNFL and excited to welcome @ReggieBush to the family.”
Bush, who spent his first five years in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints before going to the Dolphins, has rushed for 4,162 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career, according to Yahoo! Sports.
After signing the contract, Bush told DetroitLions.com that he felt good about his decision due to the talks he had with Lions coach Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan while he was still a free agent, as well as the fact that he’ll be playing with quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson.
“I think the No. 1 thing that stuck out was the way they wanted to use me and it just made sense,” Bush said. “It felt right. Everything we talked about, we were on the same page and the way we thought about football – and when I say ‘we’, I’m talking about Coach Schwartz and Coach Linehan – and it all just made sense.”