- Pelissero mentions that the Lions will clear close to $1.5 million in cap room for the 2014 season by converting $2.333 million of Bush’s salary into a signing bonus that’s prorated over the remainder of the contract.
For what it’s worth, the NFLPA has the Lions’ cap space at $4,698,319 as of Friday morning.
This season, Bush has ran for 41 yards on 15 carries (2.7 YPC) and caught eight passes for 55 yards over the course of two games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 running back in the league so far.
- According to Pelissero, Bush remains under contract through the 2016 season.
Detroit has been tight against the cap for the entire offseason as they have players like DT Ndamukong Suh alone counting $22.4 million against their salary cap.
Bush, 29, signed a four-year, $16 million contract that included a signing bonus of $4 million with the Lions in March of last year. He was set to make $3.5 million for the 2014 season to go along with base salaries of $3.25 million and $3.75 million over the final two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, Bush had cap figures of $4.5 million over the next two years and $5 million in 2016, so we’ll have to see how these numbers have changed once more details are available.