The Buffalo Bills are expected to sign running back Reggie Bush. CBS Sports Jason La Canfora first reported the signing. The Buffalo News reports that if Bush passes his physical, he will sign a one-year, $3 million deal. The physical is the only thing the team is waiting for before they sign him. WGR550 in Buffalo also says that he will compete for not a starting role, but a backup role. He will be used a punt returner, however.
Buffalo Bills Expected to Sign Running Back Reggie Bush
The Bills will be Bush’s fifth team. He has also played for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.
Bush visited the Bills in Rochester, NY on Monday. The Bills need a running back as Lesean McCoy is battling an ankle injury and backup running back Karlos Williams will serve a four-game suspension that begins at the beginning of the season.
Bush was drafted second overall by the Saints in the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California (USC). He won the Heisman Trophy in his senior season in 2005. He rushed for 1,740 yards and 16 touchdowns. His Heisman was vacated in 2010 due to sanctions put on the school. He was part of the Saints team that defeated Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to win Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.
After not scoring a touchdown in the 2010 season, he was signed by the Dolphins in 2011. He rushed for a career high 1,086 yards and a then career high six touchdowns (he tied that in 2012). The only other time Bush rushed for at least 1,000 yards was in his first season with the Lions in 2013. He rushed for 1,006 yards during that season.
In 2015, in his lone season with the 49ers, he only handled the ball eight times for 28 yards in five games played. He underwent knee surgery in November.