The Buffalo Bills might address their running back position by signing veteran Reggie Bush. The former Heisman Trophy winner is 31 years old and coming off meniscus surgery in November.
In a week where Arian Foster is set to make rounds to MIA and DET, I'd continue to call Reggie Bush the favorite RB to land in BUF— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 18, 2016
With RB Karlos Williams suspended 4 games, the #Bills have targeted Reggie Bush to fill his void. Bush is weighing his options, in no rush.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 18, 2016
Bush is being considered for the running back corps in the wake of off-field problems with two of the young guns in the arsenal; second-year RB Karlos Williams was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and rookie RB Jonathan Williams was arrested for DWI. While the latter Williams isn’t expected to miss time in 2017, the Bills are still hedging their bets.
Bush spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers after two with the Detroit Lions. His last 1000-yard season was in 2013 with Detroit. He had more successful stints with the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins before age and injuries caught up to the speedster.
It’s difficult to see how the veteran will fit in the running back rotation as his skill set is similar to Buffalo’s other older running back, LeSean McCoy. Both are shifty runners and both catch a lot of passes out of the backfield.
With the addition of Bush, the Bills would have had all three top picks from the hotly debated 2006 draft on their roster at one point; top pick Mario Williams, Bush, and third pick Vince Young. Buffalo picked Donte Whitner eighth overall and also had tenth overall pick Matt Leinart on their roster at one point. The 22nd overall pick was current Bills defender Manny Lawson and 26th was John McCargo.