Running back Reggie Bush said to the media members in San Francisco that he does not intend to retire. Bush, who will be a free agent in March, tends to play the 2016 season and possibly more.
“I’m not retiring,” he said. “I’m still playing. No, I’m not done. And I would never — knock on wood — I never want to end my career like that, going out with that.”
Bush played in just five games last season in his return to California, where he played college football for several seasons. With the 49ers, he had eight carries for 28 yards, while also having four receptions for 19 yards.
He was injured in Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams — now the Los Angeles Rams — after slipping on the concrete at the Edward Jones Dome. He has threatened to sue the facility for his injury.
He told the reporters that he wanted to remain with the Detroit Lions, who released him following an injury-plagued 2014 season. The team made the decision to move on from Bush, as Theo Riddick received a larger role on the offensive side of the ball.
Also, with the Lions drafting Ameer Abdullah in the second round, it meant Bush wouldn’t return. After the team started 1-7, they fired general manager Martin Mayhew, who made the decision to previously add Bush.
Bob Quinn recently accepted the job as the Lions new general manager.
He played two seasons with the Lions. During his first season with the team in 2013, he had 223 carries for 1,006 yards with four touchdowns.
His numbers dropped out with 76 carries for 297 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.
“But obviously they had different plans and now the GM’s not there,” Bush said about the Lions before NFL Honors. “So it all works out somehow.”
If he can make an NFL roster after signing with a team, it’ll be his 11th season. With Chip Kelly taking over as the 49ers new head coach, Bush will have to wait if he’ll want to keep him.
If not, it would be his fifth NFL team. He spent his first five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, before spending two seasons each with the Miami Dolphins and the Lions, before signing with the 49ers last year.
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