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Report: Lions interest in Reggie Bush is “real”

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush runs against the San Francisco 49ers  during their NFL football game in San Francisco Reuters

Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson made running back Reggie Bush a public pitch about signing in Detroit as a free agent last week, something that his team is prohibited from doing until the March 12 start of free agency.

Don’t be surprised if they wind up making one once that date rolls around, however. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the team has “real” interest in adding Bush to their offense for the 2013 season.

Birkett writes that the Lions have done plenty in the last few years in an attempt to surround quarterback Matthew Stafford with as much talent as possible, an effort that has had mixed results, and that signing Bush would fit right into that mode of operation. Bush’s skill as a receiver would seem to make him particularly attractive to a team that’s had a hard time finding reliable targets in the passing game other than Calvin Johnson.

Bush’s desires are unclear beyond his stated interest to remain in Miami. With that outcome looking less likely, it seems Bush may be in a position to decide if life in the Motor City agrees with him.

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23 Responses to “Report: Lions interest in Reggie Bush is “real””
  1. kriswd40 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:06 PM

    He’d be a good fit, like Javid Best without the concussions. Would probably spell the end to Best’s career in Detroit if he were to sign too.

  2. mburkett1980 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:10 PM

    Anyone that follows Reggie Bush would know that he’s going to do everything he can to get back out to the west coast.

    I see him with a lighnting bolt on his helmet next season.

  3. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:10 PM

    Only real thing in this world is Manti Te’o.

  4. warhammer420 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:14 PM

    Bush would be a perfect fit into Detroit’s pass heavy offense.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    He’s a poorly leveraged asset amidst our unfavorable cap position and the litany of needs that need to be addressed. He’s exactly the type of player the Lions constantly go after ever year, and this system is not working.

    It’s time to assemble good-value players in an efficient manner and start building football talent equity that can grow over the long-term. It would be a welcomed break from constantly being in a position of bailing out water with buckets in this sea of “depreciation hell” we are drowning in from not managing our assets logically.

  6. tdubdizzle says: Feb 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    Seems like a great fit. Or Steven Jackson, or any good running back really.

  7. brutus9448 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    Bush wants to be the featured back. If he wanted to be a 3rd down back then he’d stay in south beach instead of moving to detroit

  8. finfanrb23 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:41 PM

    Reggie said he wanted to play on natural grass before being traded to the Dolphins. I doubt his stance on that has changed….

    SD or possibly GB seem like good fits.

  9. ccjcsr says: Feb 26, 2013 3:57 PM

    He’ll be a good fit for the where’s Calvin Johnson offense.

  10. dlions18 says: Feb 26, 2013 4:02 PM

    Bush would be a good fit for the Lions , but he won’t come cheap. The defense is by far the weak link on this team. I’d rather them spend money on their secondary and DEs. I liked what I saw from Jioque Bell last season.

  11. mackie66 says: Feb 26, 2013 4:05 PM

    What am I missing? Bush’s last two yrs in Miami were good, if not for Bush i can see 2-3 more losses for the fish and they are, according to media types, cold to luk warm on a Bushs return to So Beach. I saw Bush as head and shoulders over what was on the bench. Miller and Thomas. One a rookie and the other a 3rd yr “ho-hummmm” running back. Neither has Bushs soft hands. Jefferys got 46 mil in hard currency in the bank waiting for free agency where Jeffery(has been) very inept. Check the record and you’ll find Jeffery has spent GaGa-millions on poor to very poor F/As. (not to mention draft pks) Fish need RBs, DBs, Rush LBs, TE***, OLmen, not necessarily in that order. This could/will be Jeffery’s last run to the post season.

  12. schmitty2 says: Feb 26, 2013 4:19 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:Feb 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    He’s a poorly leveraged asset amidst our unfavorable cap position and the litany of needs that need to be addressed. He’s exactly the type of player the Lions constantly go after ever year, and this system is not working.

    It’s time to assemble good-value players in an efficient manner and start building football talent equity that can grow over the long-term. It would be a welcomed break from constantly being in a position of bailing out water with buckets in this sea of “depreciation hell” we are drowning in from not managing our assets logically.

    You need to take this lame gibberish to a Wall street blog

  13. conormacleod says: Feb 26, 2013 4:34 PM

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Bush will sign with the highest bidder. Doesn’t matter where, or if they’re a good team, or if they play on grass or in a dome. It’s all about the money!!

  14. mjkelly77 says: Feb 26, 2013 4:35 PM

    finfanrb23 says:Feb 26, 2013 3:41 PM

    Reggie said he wanted to play on natural grass before being traded to the Dolphins. I doubt his stance on that has changed….

    SD or possibly GB seem like good fits.
    ______________

    GB??? From 80 degrees to 5 below? You have to be kidding me.

  15. reemer894 says: Feb 26, 2013 4:48 PM

    Realer than a Hesiman Trophy sitting in his house.

  16. asublimeday says: Feb 26, 2013 4:57 PM

    Detroit is just as attractive a living spot as Miami…

    Cough.

  17. shaggytoodle says: Feb 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    The Lions haven’t had a RB get to their potential it what seems like forever, they draft high every 2-3 seasons whether it be Kevin Jones, Kevin Smith, or LeShore.

    I don’t think Bush is going to be the answer they are looking for either.

  18. packerbackernj says: Feb 26, 2013 5:05 PM

    Sign him, idgaf. Guy will miss 4 games a year at least, suck up cap space this way the defense will give up 50 pts a game instead of 40. Lock it up, championship! But i doubt he’ll sign there, no one wants to. Detroit will suck away Calvins love for the game and he’ll retire early too.

  19. shawn009 says: Feb 26, 2013 5:24 PM

    @asublimeday….lets not be ignorant. Athletes dont live in Detroit. Do some research, Oakland county in Michigan is one of the richest, nice places to live in the country….

    Cough

  20. goldrush4949 says: Feb 26, 2013 5:30 PM

    Watch out for Detroit if they make this move. Reggie Bush in that offense with Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson would be scary.

    If they get anything that resembles an NFL secondary they might challenge Green Bay for the division.

  21. reesesteel23 says: Feb 26, 2013 5:53 PM

    He’s only going to look like more of a bust playing in the same division as ALL DAY ADRIAN P!…..

  22. raiderrob21 says: Feb 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    Now that would be a great fit. Best of luck Lions fans.

  23. voiceofreason says: Feb 27, 2013 6:40 AM

    This would be better than everyone whining and complaining that we spend another early-round selection on a skill player…..Honestly, I’m sure there’s another Bush in this draft somewhere..

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