Reggie Bush isn’t giving up on his NFL career despite the on-field struggles and injuries that have dominated his past three seasons.
The free-agent running back said Monday on NFL Network that he intends to suit up in 2017.
“That’s my plan,” Bush said, according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra. “Going into Year 12, I still feel like I have a lot left to prove, a lot left to give this game before I’m done. I don’t want to put a number on how many years I have left. I think once you get past Year 10, you just gotta take it one year at a time and go from there. I’m still excited, still looking forward to playing football again this season, still staying in shape, still working out. I plan to be somewhere in September.”
After a 1,000-yard rushing season in 2013 with the Detroit Lions, Bush’s production has fallen off a cliff. He had 550 total yards the following campaign with Detroit, appeared in just five games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 due to an ACL tear, and rushed for minus-three yards (yes, minus) with the Buffalo Bills this past season.
Bush said teams have been calling, but that he’ll wait for the right landing spot.
“I’ve spoken to a few teams, yes,” Bush said when asked if he’s had any offers. “But I’m gonna be patient and make sure I make the right decision for me and for my family.”
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