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The Detroit Lions apparently are going to have to wait at least another day to add that playmaking running back that theyve been coveting.
The NFL free-agent season opened Tuesday at 4 p.m. with much anticipation and speculation that the Lions could quickly sign Reggie Bush, who played the last two seasons in Miami.
No such deal was immediately announced.
Instead, Bush is expected to make a visit to the Lions before a final decision is made, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter. Other teams that reportedly have shown interest in Bush include Arizona, Cincinnati and possibly Washington.
Bush, 28, could provide the big-play potential that has been lacking at running back for the Lions ever since Jahvid Best suffered a brain injury in the sixth game of the 2011 season.
The Lions were 5-0 going into that game. Since then theyre 9-19, including one playoff loss.
Bush would split the duties with Mikel Leshoure.
Really like idea of Reggie Bush in (Detroit), former NFL coach Brian Billick, now an analyst for FOX, wrote in a message on Twitter. Good 1-2 punch (with) Leshoure. Then if (receiver) Ryan Broyles can stay healthy, this can be very explosive (offense).
The Lions are also expected to get a visit from another free agent, Seattle defensive lineman Jason Jones, who played in high school at Southfield (Mich.) Lathrup and in college at Eastern Michigan.
Jones was drafted by Tennessee in 2008, when Lions coach Jim Schwartz was the Titans defensive coordinator. He has played both end and tackle during five-year NFL career.
The Lions are in the market for starting defensive ends after releasing Kyle Vanden Bosch and with Cliff Avril becoming an unrestricted free agent and likely to sign elsewhere. Detroit also needs reserve tackles to play behind Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.
Meanwhile, Gosder Cherilus, who started the last five years at right tackle, agreed to a free-agent deal with Indianapolis.
The move means that the Lions will have an entirely new right side on their offensive line. The club had previously released right guard Stephen Peterman.
In recent weeks, it had become clear that the Lions werent going to be able to bring back Cherilus for financial reasons.
The right side now could consist of Riley Reiff at guard, with Jason Fox or Corey Hilliard at tackle.
Theyre younger and less expensive but also not as experienced.
Safety Amari Spievey, a restricted free agent, agreed to a one-year contract. Spievey missed the final 10 games last season because of a concussion, but he has been cleared for contact.
Special-teams standout Kassim Osgood, an unrestricted free agent, also agreed to a one-year deal.
Fox and defensive end Willie Young have been tendered their restricted free-agent offers by the Lions, almost guaranteeing their return. Detroit will have the right to match any offer either player receives from another club. Like Fox, Young likely will compete for a starting job during training camp.
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Long considered the front-runners in the pursuit of Reggie Bush, the team reportedly has signed the free agent running back to a four-year deal.
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions, according to Tim Twnetyman of DetroitLions.com. Lions and Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year contract. Press conference set for 1:45. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013 Bush will help the Lions establish the running game they missed in 2012 with Jahvid Best out. The Lions...
Reggie Bush is joining the Detroit Lions.
The Lions introduced the free agent running back Wednesday. They did not immediately provide any details about his contract.
Bush gives Detroit another speedy playmaker for an offense that already includes star receiver Calvin Johnson. He's being brought in to help improve an inconsistent running game. Jahvid Best, a first-round draft...
Reggie Bush is on tour. Well, his first free agent tour since being drafted by the Saints in 2006. He was traded to the Dolphins, so he wasn't signed as free agent. Back to topic. Bush is talking with several teams about what his role would be on those teams. The team with the inside track, according to this Yahoo! Sports article would be the Detroit Lions, because they'...
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This signing was one of the worst kept secrets in free agency. The Lions needed to find a replacement for Jahvid Best and Reggie’s skill set fits the bill. They can line him up all over the formation and may need too. I think he will be a nice RB2 in PPR leagues in 2013 as the Lions have shown they love to throw to their RBs. Hell, even Joique...
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Reggie Bush is going to be a sought after FA very soon. The Lions are the front runner here from the rumors getting thrown around, but anything is possible in FA.
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Reggie Bush has agreed to a 4 year contract with the Detroit Lions. ush spent five seasons with the Saints before he was traded to the Miami Dolphins following the 2011 lockout. Bush signed a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Dolphins and, as an every-down back over the last 31 games, rushed for 2,072 yards with 12 touchdowns, going over 1,000 yards for the first time in...
Running back Reggie Bush rejuvenated his career during his time with the Miami Dolphins, but he'll have to finish it somewhere else.Bush has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions on a four-year deal, according to ProFootballTalk. The deal is reportedly worth $16 million. Though the veteran tailback desired a return to the Dolphins, Miami didn't want to commit the years or...
Reggie Bush had a decision to make — sign with the Lions or Cardinals as a full-time running back or sign with the Redskins or Bengals as a third-down back.
Bush agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Lions on Wednesday, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. The team retweeted Twentyman’s tweet and said “Welcome to Detroit!”
The Lions and Cardinals were offering...
pic: John T. Greilick, APThe Bush has landed and he couldn’t have found a better place. In 2012 the Detroit Lions sans speedy and pass catching Jahvid Best put a running back platoon on the field consisting of Kevin Smith (FA), Joique Bell and Mikel LeShoure. Individually neither was spectacular, but together their numbers resemble that of a workhorse starting caliber running back...
Look out Green Bay, Minnesota, and Chicago--the Detroit Lions have just become a whole lot tougher:
BREAKING: The @detroitlionsnfl and RB Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal.
— FOX SPORTS: NFL (@NFLONFOX) March 13, 2013
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After the Miami Dolphins made big moves on day 1 of free agency by signing Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe, the Detroit Lions were the clear winners of day 2. Ironically, the biggest signing of the day for the Lions was running back Reggie Bush, who left those same Dolphins to sign a 4 year $16 million dollar contract. Also added to the fold were former Texans safety Glover Quin...