Free agent RB Reggie Bush mentioned during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Up To the Minute Live” that he plans to play in 2017.
“That’s my plan,” Bush said, via NFL.com. “Going into year 12, I still feel like I have a lot left to prove, a lot left to give this game before I’m done. I don’t want to put a number on how many years I have left. I think once you get past year 10, you just gotta take it one year at a time and go from there. I’m still excited, still looking forward to playing football again this season, still staying in shape, still working out. I plan to be somewhere in September.”
According to Bush, he’s spoken to a few teams but plans to wait for the right situation to surface for him.
“I’ve spoken to a few teams, yes,” Bush said. “But I’m gonna be patient and make sure I make the right decision for me and for my family.”
Bush was also asked about the lack of interest in veteran running backs this offseason and whether that could impact his decision to play this year.
“I think it depends. If you’re in it for the money, then it’s possible,” Bush said. “But I started playing football when I was eight years old, and it’s always been a strong passion, and it’s always been a passion that’s never gonna leave. For me at this point, I’ve made plenty of money and it’s not about the money for me.
“I want to get a chance to go out there on the football field and just continue to play the sport that I love to play. I’m so passionate about football and I love it, and I’m not ready to hang it up yet. I want to make sure I exhaust everything before I hang it up so I don’t have any regrets once I do hang it up.”
Bush, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2006. He spent five years in New Orleans before he was traded to the Dolphins in 2011. After two years with the Lions, Bush signed a one-year contract with the 49ers but his 2015 season, unfortunately, came to an early end after he suffered a torn MCL.
The Bills signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract last year. He’s currently an unrestricted free agent.
In 2016, Bush appeared in 13 games for the Bills and rushed for -3 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown to go along with seven receptions for 90 yards receiving. He also contributed 103 kick return yards and 13 punt return yards.