UPDATE: – Source retracted ! – We jumped the gun. Unofficial as of 10:05 EST –
It was reported that the deal had been completed, however that source has now retracted and it is unsure as to if the Lions have indeed closed the deal with Reggie Bush. We will update as soon as more information becomes available.
Update: 10:13 am EST –
Reggie Bush just left in white limo for a physical. We’ll keep you posted. It is expected that the deal will be announced once physical is complete.
Update 1:19pm EST –
The Detroit Lions have announced a 1:45 ET press conference.
Lions and Reggie Bush agrees to terms, according to NFL source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013
As @espn_nfcnblog is reporting and has been confirmed, Lions and Reggie Bush have reached agreement on 4-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Lions and Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year contract. Press conference set for 1:45.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013
The Detroit Lions have delivered. Reggie Bush is a Detroit Lion – Signed to a reported 4 year deal. Terms of the deal are forthcoming. Fans around Detroit waited on bated breath as the open of free agency came and went – with only a few moves by the Detroit Lions, most of which were expected. While other teams moved in on some of the bigger named free agents on the Lions Roster (Cherilus, Avril, *Delmas (*reportedly), all was quiet on the Lions front.
This morning however, began with the news that a three year deal is expected to come down for Lions DB Chris Houston (*Signed this morning, 5 years 25 mil) and that limos were rolling into the Lions facility – first out of the pack, team leader Matthew Stafford, next up, Miami running back Reggie Bush.
While the twitterverse erupted with everything from calls of white smoke pouring from the Lions facility signaling the second coming of Barry Sanders, to pleads for the Lions not to screw this up, Lions management were no doubt watching a little Glengarry Glen Ross, preparing to make the hard sell to Bush and Safety Glover Quin.
Bush brings to the Lions the burst of speed that they were hoping to get from Jahvid Best. Bush may not have the olympic top speed that Jahvid brought to the table, but he does bring experience and a proven ability to be a consistent 1000 yard rusher, something the Lions have lacked since the departure of Barry Sanders. The Lions glimpsed 1000 yards with Kevin Jones and Kevin Smith, but they were merely flashes in the pan.
With a bolstered and restructured offensive line, a dynamic running back duo and a healthy receiving core, Matthew Stafford has every opportunity to show the fans of Detroit exactly why he deserves the paycheck he collects every week.
Here is a little of what the Lions can expect to see every week in 2013. It’s okay, you can get excited now.