Free-agent running back Reggie Bush is heading to Detroit after agreeing to contract terms with the Lions, Profootballtalk.com first reported. The team's web site announced that Bush is signing a four-year deal.
Bush, 28, averaged 1,036 rushing yards in his two seasons with the Dolphins. He also is a pass-catching threat out of the backfield who will likely supplant Mikel Leshoure as Detroit's starting running back.
Bush wasn't heavily courted to return by the Dolphins, which are prepared to start 2012 fourth-round draft pick Lamar Miller at running back with Daniel Thomas currently serving as his backup.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 draft, Bush spent his first five seasons with New Orleans. Although he was a dynamic player when healthy, a lengthy injury history contributed to the Saints' decision to trade Bush to Miami for a seventh-round draft choice in 2011.