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Reggie Bush Released: Should The Jets Be Interested?

Yesterday the Detroit Lions cut Reggie Bush, should the Jets have interest in the former Dolphin.

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The Jets want a little C.J Spiller, C.J Spiller wouldn't mind hooking up with Chan Gailey in New York, it makes sense to explore that option. However he has also said he loves Rex Ryan and he wants to stay in Buffalo, the Bills in turn have expressed an interest in keeping him, meaning the Jets may be forced to look for other options.

New York recently released Chris Johnson due to a prohibitive cap number and lack of any real production or potential. By releasing Reggie Bush, the Lions have opened up $1.7 million in cap space immediately. Bush was due to make $5.2 million this year and with Joique Bell being the #1 runner and Bush struggling with injuries, it made a lot of sense to cut him.

Reggie Bush is still an elusive runner with the ball in his hands, and every single time we faced him, I worried what he would do to our lethargic linebackers. In 2014, Bush stumbled to 297 yards on 78 attempts after experiencing a number of injuries that kept him off the field.

However it is important to note that Bush is only one year removed from the following:

223 carries, 1,006 yards, 4.5 yards a carry, 4 touchdowns and 6 plays of 20 yards or more. 54 receptions, 506 receiving yards, 9.4 yards a reception, 3 touchdowns and 4 catches of over 20 yards.

After a disappointing start to his career in New Orleans, he was reinvigorated in Miami where he raced to his first 1,000 yard season. 2015 will be his 10th year in the league, with only 3 of his 9 seasons consisting of 200 or more carries, it may be worth kicking the tires on Bush if C.J Spiller is unavailable.

However he will hit that dreaded running backs 30 mark with his age before the season kicks off. Coming off a injury hit season, the cap implications probably won't be all that steep. A possible 2 year deal worth around the $7-8 million mark, similar to the one Chris Johnson signed would make sense, I would incentivise the deal but I would be interested at the right price.