Tuesday, February 26, 2013
More buzz on Bush-to-Detroit
By Tim Kavanagh
We're still two weeks away from the NFL's free agent market opening, and a lot of things can happen between now and then, but it's beginning to look like there could be a significant bidding war over impending free agent RB Reggie Bush. This is even as his incumbent team -- the Miami Dolphins -- apparently aren't interested in continuing their business relationship with him into 2013 and beyond.
One of the teams that's been suggested as a destination for Bush on March 12 or thereafter is Detroit. On Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported that the Lions' interest in him is more than just speculative: "The Lions' interest in Reggie Bush is real. Who knows what happens with Bush at the end of the day, but plenty of NFL people at the combine believe the Lions will make Bush a primary target in free agency."
The thought process here is that the Lions will continue to do whatever it takes to surround QB Matthew Stafford with high-level talent. The team has had some big hits in this regard (a first-round pick on WR Calvin Johnson, specifically), and some big whiffs (a second-round pick on WR Titus Young). Bush would be able to offer a package of skills similar to that of Jahvid Best, whose NFL career is on hold (perhaps permanently) due to multiple concussions.