Veteran RB Reggie Bush mentioned during an appearance on NFL Network Friday that while he feels like he could “still play right now at a high level,” it’s clear that his career is over.
“I’m done,” Bush said, via NFL.com. “Yeah, I’m done. I said it. It’s not breaking news. I’ve been saying it. I said it all season long, I said, ‘Listen, if I don’t play this year, I’m going to retire.’ Because I’m not going to spend a whole year off, come back, 33 years old, trying to get back in the league. Listen, once you get to a certain age as a running back, they just start to slowly weed you out.”
Bush added that at some point he expects to retire as a member of the Saints.
“Listen, the Saints know I’m coming home at some point,” Bush said. “I’m going to come home to retire as a Saint. But yeah, man, I’m done. For sure. I’m done.”
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.
Bush played 11 seasons for the Saints, Lions, Dolphins, Bills and 49ers. He rushed for 5,490 yards on 1,286 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 477 receptions for 3,598 yards receiving and 54 total touchdowns.