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Reggie Bush contract for one year, per Matt Maiocco

The San Francisco 49ers appear to be taking a short term risk on running back Reggie Bush.

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We still do not have full details on Reggie Bush's contract with the San Francisco 49ers, but details are slowly surfacing. Matt Maiocco is reporting the deal is for one season. The Detroit Lions released Bush so they would not have to pay him $3.5 million in base salary and a roster bonus in 2015, and $4 million in base salary and a roster bonus in 2016.

We will eventually get the numbers, but in the team, people can breathe at least a little bit easier. There was some speculation that Bush got a four-year deal, but that was actually his last contract. I can't even begin to guess what Bush's salary will be under that $3.5 million figure, but it should be less.

The salary will likely include some kind of bonus, but I do not expect to see significant guaranteed money. Odds are pretty good Bush makes the roster this year, but if Ellington looks strong and could potentially handle some of that pass-catching out of the backfield, maybe he challenges Bush. I don't know yet what the team has planned for Ellington alongside Bush, but maybe the team actually gets a bit more creative this year.