Reggie Bush is set to return to California.
The San Diego native and former USC star running back has reached agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Saturday.
The Detroit Lions released Bush in February, saving $1.7 million in salary cap space.
Bush, who turned 30 on March 2, signed a four-year deal with the Lions in 2013 and was a 1,000-yard rusher for Detroit in his first season with the club. Bush couldn’t stay healthy in 2014, though, dealing with a lingering ankle injury that started in Week 5 against Buffalo and never completely healed.
He played in 11 games last season with only 76 carries for 297 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 40 receptions for 253 yards. Bush continually tried to come back throughout the season but kept getting reinjured.
Bush was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the No. 2 pick in the 2006 draft. Although he was a productive player when healthy and won the 2010 Super Bowl with the Saints, he never fully lived up to lofty expectations in New Orleans after a dazzling college career with the Trojans. He won the 2005 Heisman Trophy, but later voluntarily returned it after USC was sanctioned for NCAA violations during his time in college.
Bush played five seasons for the Saints, scoring 33 touchdowns in 60 games, before he moved on to the Miami Dolphins in 2011. He rushed for a total of 2,072 yards and scored 15 TDs over two seasons in Miami before joining the Lions in 2013.
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