As expected, the Detroit Lions parted ways with veteran running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday.
Releasing Bush, 29, saves Detroit $1.7 million against the salary cap. He rushed for 297 yards on 76 carries and caught 40 passes for 253 yards last season.
Bush began his career in New Orleans and averaged 4.0 yards per carry and 7.3 yards per reception during his five years with the club. He was traded to Miami in 2011 and hooked on with the Lions in 2011.
While he’s aging and has battled injuries throughout his career, Bush might have had his best season in 2013 when he rushed for 1,006 yards on 223 carries and caught 54 passes for 506 yards.
At the right price, he could still be a solid piece for a team in need of a player with his skill set.