The best is yet to come #49ers— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) March 14, 2015
And just like that, the San Francisco 49ers have gotten a little busier in the second stage of free agency. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the team has agreed to terms with running back Reggie Bush on a contract. The deal is not signed, and terms are not known at this early juncture, but it sounds like it will get wrapped up shortly. The 49ers do not announce moves until paperwork has been submitted and processed at the league office.
The move provides more depth to a running back group that lost its leader in Frank Gore. The depth previously consisted of Carlos Hyde, Kendall Hunter and Kendall Gaskins. The addition of Bush provides a veteran complement to a talented back in Hyde. Hunter is talented but has question marks given his torn ACL last year, which followed a torn Achilles in 2012.
Bush played in 11 games for the Detroit Lions last season, finishing with 297 rushing yards and 253 receiving yards. The previous year he rushed for 1,006 yards, and accrued 506 receiving yards on 54 receptions. The yards were Bush's highest total since his rookie year. He is a guy who can make a contribution in the passing game if he can stay healthy. Prior to last year, he had played 14, 16, and 15 games the previous three seasons. With Hyde handling the heavy work, a complementary role for Bush will hopefully allow him to stay healthy and contribute in the passing game.