In 2014 with the Lions, Reggie Bush said he saw himself as an offensive playmaker only, stating, “I’d like to think I graduated from returning kicks and punts.”
Two years and two teams later, Bush is happy to help out on special teams if that’s what he needs to do to earn an NFL job.
Bush said after signing in Buffalo today that he and the Bills’ coaches are on the same page: Bush will return punts and kickoffs, line up as a slot receiver or play running back. Whatever the Bills want from him, he’ll do.
“I’m 100 percent ready for any and everything, and the coaching staff and I have expressed the same things in that respect. I’m definitely back to returning punts, and kicks if they need me to, and whatever it is that they need me to do. I’m ready to just go back there and be a factor in whatever way possible,” Bush said.
That’s the right approach: At age 31 and coming off a season-ending knee injury with the 49ers last year, Bush needs to prove he’s still able to make plays. And the way to do that is to try to make as many plays as he can, in any way he can.