The Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush in a cost cutting move. The team saved 1.7 million by letting the veteran running back go. The move is no surprise as he was injured and ineffective this past season. The move allows the team to target a running back in a deep draft class at the position.
The team made the move for multiple reasons. There has been speculation that with Bush’s ineffectiveness this past season, he was expendable and that the team would likely want a younger running back to improve the run game as I mentioned above. The other two reasons are financial. The team is trying to sign Ndamukong Suh and whether they do or they use the franchise tag, they will need some money. They also likely are thinking about free agency and wanting some extra cash for pursuing other players.