BREAKING: Former Detroit Lions running back announces he is retiring

It seems almost impossible, but it has now been over four years since the Detroit Lions last had a player rush for over 100 yards in a single game.

On November 28, 2013, Lions running back Reggie Bush carried the ball 20 times for 117 yards and a touchdown in a 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, for the Lions (and especially Matthew Stafford), that was the last time a Lions player has gone over the century mark in a single game.

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Bush, who has not played since the 2016 season, told the NFL Network that it was time for him to hang up his cleats and retire from the National Football League.

“I’m done,” Bush said on NFL Network. “I’m done. I said it. It’s not breaking news. I’ve been saying it. I said it all season, I said, ‘Listen, if I don’t play this year, I’m going to retire.’ Because I’m not going to spend a whole year off, come back, 33 years old, trying to get back in the league. Listen, once you get to a certain age as a running back, they just start to slowly weed you out.”

The former Lions running back also made it clear which teams he intends to retire with.

“The Saints know I’m coming home at some point,” Bush said. “I’m going to come home to retire as a Saint. But yeah, man, I’m done. For sure. I’m done.”

During his 11-year NFL career, Bush rushed for 5,490 yards and racked up another 3,598 yards in receptions, while scoring 54 touchdowns. He also added four punt returns for touchdowns, including three in the 2008 season with the Saints.