It was not a banner year for Reggie Bush in 2015, but the veteran tailback isn’t about to call it quits. The free agent says that he hopes to continue playing in 2016.
“I’m not retiring,” Bush told reporters Sunday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I’m still playing. No, I’m not done. And I would never — knock on wood — I never want to end my career like that, going out with that.”
The Lions cut Bush in February 2015 to save money after he missed much of the 2014 season with ankle injuries. Bush later signed with the 49ers this season, but he played just five games before tearing his left ACL on the concrete at the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis. The 31-year-old sued the St. Louis Regional Convention and Stadium Authority over his injury in January. Bush rushed for just 28 yards before his season was brought to a premature end.
Despite getting heavy run as the lead back in Miami and Detroit between 2011 and 2013, he more likely would only carry value as a third-down specialty back if he returns for the 2016 season. Bush had one of his best seasons as a runner in 2013, surpassing 1,000 yards for the second time in his career. However, injuries caught up to him in 2014 as he was only able to play in 11 games and failed to reach even 300 yards on the ground.
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