At 31 years old, Reggie Bush is coming to the end of his NFL career. In the last two seasons, Bush has played a total of 16 games between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers. Over that span of time, Bush has accounted for 325 rushing yards and 272 receiving yards. Bush needs to stay healthy and produce in 2016 if he hopes to extend his career for a few more seasons.
For all we know, the Buffalo Bills are the only team to have extended an offer to the running back. The deal is reportedly for one-year at the veteran minimum. Although money may play some role in where Bush signs, he should be looking for the best opportunity possible. Based on what Mike Florio reported on Tuesday, Buffalo may be the best opportunity for Bush in 2016.
According to one of Florio's sources, the Bills and Bush have continued to talk and Bush could have two roles on the team early in the season. Florio's report states that Bush could spell LeSean McCoy and also serve as Buffalo's punt returner.
The Bills view Bush as a potential option at punt returner and as a replacement/clone of LeSean McCoy, if he needs a break or is injured.
If Bush does sign in Buffalo, his odds of making the team would increase if the Bills view him as a punt returner. The team does not have a set returner at this time. Last year, Bush had two punt returns for nine yards. In his NFL career, Bush has 100 punt returns for 781 yards and four touchdowns. His best season as a punt returner came in 2008 with the Saints. That season, Bush had 20 punt returns for 270 yards and three touchdowns.