Time For Reggie Bush To Finally Become A Texan?


News broke earlier that the Detroit Lions have parted ways with former number two overall selection, running back Reggie Bush. Bush was a stand out at USC and the presumed number one overall selection in 2006. The Houston Texans held that pick and shocked almost everyone by passing on Reggie in favor of defensive end, Mario Williams.

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Bush was snatched up by the New Orleans Saints with the very next pick. Yet, he never seemed to be more than a third down back for the Saints. In five seasons he never topped 581 rushing yards or six rushing touchdowns. He was not a bust however, as he was always a threat in the passing game.

Bush caught 88 receptions his first season in New Orleans, but saw his totals dip each year there until he had only 34 during an injury plagued season in 2010.

Bush seemed to resurrect his career in Miami after leaving the Saints. Bush had 1,086 yards rushing his first season in south beach, and 986 the following year. He was also relatively healthy playing in 31 of 32 possible games during that stretch.

The same production was seen in 2013 when he signed with the Lions. Hitting over 1,000 yards rushing and 500 receiving that year, he was a real threat for the resurgent Lions. 2014 was different as Bush was never really healthy and only played 11 games. He managed only 76 rushing attempts and 40 receptions.

At 29 years old, the running back may be done being the featured back for NFL teams. Even so, is it possible Houston finally brings the man in that most people thought they would draft in 2006?

breakdown of the running back position for Houston shows that while Alfred Blue hit over 500 yards last year, he is most likely not the answer for Houston. Pairing the speedster Bush with fellow 29 year old star and bruising rusher, Arian Foster could be an intriguing combination.

Answer in the poll below, would you want the Texans to make a play for Reggie Bush?

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