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Another new number for Reggie Bush

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Reggie Bush is joining his third NFL team.  And he’ll have his third different number.

Bush will wear No. 21 for the Lions, according to the team’s official Twitter account.

When Bush was drafted by the Saints in 2006, he petitioned the league to change the rule limiting running backs to numbers from 20 to 49, so that he could import his trademark No. 5 from USC.  The request was denied, and he purchased No. 25 from Fred McAfee.

In Miami, Bush shifted to No. 22.  In Detroit, Bush has squatted on No. 21.  (No. 22 wasn’t available; as several of you have pointed out, it was retired in honor of Bobby Layne.  And that wasn’t enough to get him to lift the curse.)

And, of course, the link in the tweet from the Lions’ official Twitter page leads to the site at which Bush’s jersey can be purchased.

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25 Responses to “Another new number for Reggie Bush”
  1. hscorpio says: Mar 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    Has anyone gotten an answer to the question TJ Lang posed on twitter as to whether the Lions get hats and shirts for winning the NFC North Offseason title?

  2. spellingcops says: Mar 14, 2013 9:14 AM

    I gotta hand it to Reggie. I always thought he was going to be kind of a diva. He has proven the exact opposite. He’s made me a big fan of his.

  3. wayne1693 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:17 AM

    Maybe the Lions will learn something about Character & Work-Ethic from #21…

  4. 34trap says: Mar 14, 2013 9:18 AM

    #22 is retired in Detroit. That was HOF QB Bobby Layne’s number.

  5. dlionfan says: Mar 14, 2013 9:23 AM

    22 is not available in Detroit it is retired from Bobby Layne

  6. steelerben says: Mar 14, 2013 9:47 AM

    Couldn’t Bush get himself listed on the roster as a receiver and get his #5? I can’t imagine there would be an issue with the franchise tag stopping them.

  7. voiceofreason says: Mar 14, 2013 9:52 AM

    Ya….but the jersey isnt for sale (yet). Its just a link to the web-store. Bush and Johnson ftw.

  8. agnda21 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:01 AM

    Welcome to the basement of the NFC north, Reggie. Maybe you can turn this team around.

  9. fresh1120 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:03 AM

    who cares?

  10. scerpico22 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:03 AM

    Die hard Finfan and I gotta say Reggie was everything a pro should be while he was here. He was our play maker (and we really needed one to watch), consummate pro, leader and community giver. The Lions got themselves a straight up pro with big play capability…he should do very well there. Just not happy to see him go but thanks for the hard work and good memories you left me with while you were a Dolphin.

  11. paleandpasty says: Mar 14, 2013 10:07 AM

    The reading comprehension by the readers of this website is at a 3rd grade level, on second thought that might be insulting to 3rd graders.

  12. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 10:08 AM

    He should wear #00 because that’s how many times they’ll win the Superbowl.

  13. mfpepin says: Mar 14, 2013 10:17 AM

    Reggie was a hard worker, good producer and positive locker room presence. Good luck to him in Detroit.

  14. miriam45 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:19 AM

    As a Dolphin fan with Reggie being my most favorite player
    ever, listening to his press conference yesterday,I know Lion fans will get to know what a classy man and wonderful competitor and tremendous athlete he his. A humble star.

    I’m brokenhearted.

    All the luck in the world Reggie. Thanks for everything.

  15. kenny131 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:16 AM

    To steelerben: Receivers cant wear #5 either , must wear 10-19 or 80-89.

  16. millertime20 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:20 AM

    Tj lan is biggest bitch just like most packer fans. Choke some more in the playoff games bitch!

  17. eoneil32 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:29 AM

    No NFL player has ever had #21 retired. Lets hope Bush is the first. ….like I said before a lions fan best time of year is now…so much hope

  18. hgamatt says: Mar 14, 2013 11:51 AM

    He should make sure it is included in his contract that they do NOT use his picture in the 2014 team calendar…

  19. turtlehut says: Mar 14, 2013 12:08 PM

    John Elway convinced a senile Frank Tripucka to let the Broncos un-retire 18 for Peyton Manning, perhaps Detroit should try a convince Bobby Layne’s heirs that it is an honor to un-retire his jersey. Or maybe Detroit has more class than Denver!

  20. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Mar 14, 2013 12:09 PM

    hscorpio says:
    Mar 14, 2013 9:11 AM
    Has anyone gotten an answer to the question TJ Lang posed on twitter as to whether the Lions get hats and shirts for winning the NFC North Offseason title?

    Someone sounds a little bitter about the fact that a team other than theirs made a solid move to improve their offense

  21. contraisloosebuthole says: Mar 14, 2013 12:31 PM

    It seems like the Lions are stuck in reverse again.

  22. woodytilly117 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:57 PM

    As a Dolphin fan I want to thank Reggie for being a class act. You are a hard worker and will definitely help the Lions.
    I appreciate your efforts the past few years. The Lion fans will grow to love you, you are going to have a great year with that offense.

  23. lushy21 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:50 PM

    TJ Lang you mad bro?

  24. spellingcops says: Mar 14, 2013 7:19 PM

    turtlehut says: Mar 14, 2013 12:08 PM

    John Elway convinced a senile Frank Tripucka to let the Broncos un-retire 18 for Peyton Manning, perhaps Detroit should try a convince Bobby Layne’s heirs that it is an honor to un-retire his jersey. Or maybe Detroit has more class than Denver!
    ————————————————-
    Actually, Tripucka insisted to Manning himself that Manning wear it. But that wouldn’t fit your $h!t talking, pessimistic agenda, now would it.

  25. turtlehut says: Mar 15, 2013 11:14 AM

    spellingcops says Mar 14, 2013 7:19 PM
    Actually, Tripucka insisted to Manning himself that Manning wear it. But that wouldn’t fit your $h!t talking, pessimistic agenda, now would it.

    You must be new to this board or forgot:

    From this board 3/20/2012:
    What would anyone expect Tripucka to say? ”No, it’s mine . . . and while we’re on the topic get off my lawn”?

    To his credit, Tripucka acted charitably. But he never should have been placed in that position.

    And to those of you who think that Tripucka has manipulated this situation merely to get his name back into circulation after nearly 50 years of obscurity, keep two things in mind. First, he’s 84. Second, he has Alzheimer’s.

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