Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirms that the Bills are, in fact, “targeting” free agent RB Reggie Bush as a replacement for Karlos Williams.
However, Rapoport says that Bush is still weighing his options right now and is no rush to sign with a team.
Jason La Canfora continues to call veteran RB Reggie Bush the favorite to land with the Bills.
La Canfora said previously that he would not be surprised to see the Bills reach out to Bush following the news that RB Karlos Williams has been suspended four games. La Canfora added that he at least anticipates there being some interest in Bush.
A few weeks ago, Bush said that two NFL teams had expressed interest in him, but added that he plans to take his time in securing another opportunity.
“I’ve received calls from two teams and just taking my time in this process,” Bush said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I want to do it the right way.”
Bush mentioned that he feels healthy and can be an asset to an NFL team in 2016.
“I feel healthy and can make an impact on the field,” Bush said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I think I’ve benefited from playing in different offenses.”
Bush didn’t offer any specifics as to which teams had contacted him.
Saints HC Sean Payton recently mentioned that he expects Bush to land with a team before the start of the year, but he isn’t sure if New Orleans would be a fit for him right now.
Bush, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2006. He spent five years in New Orleans before being traded to the Dolphins in 2011. After two years with the Lions, Bush signed a one-year contract with the 49ers before his 2015 season came to an early end.
Bush sustained a torn MCL that he suffered after slipping on the exposed concrete at the Rams’ stadium in St. Louis.
In 2015, Bush appeared in five games and ran for 28 yards on eight carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 19 yards receiving and no touchdowns.