Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:33pm
Last Sunday, Bills RB Reggie Bush was active and healthy but never entered the Bills' 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Instead, the Bills turned to Mike Gillislee and rookie fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams to take a total of six carries behind LeSean McCoy.
Bush's disappearance from the offense is a development that would seemingly put the veteran's job in jeopardy when the Bills must clear two 53-man roster spots when defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson return from four-game substance-abuse suspensions next week.
Williams played really well as a rookie, rushing for 5.6 YPC while scoring nine total touchdowns. He showed up to camp overweight and HC Rex Ryan said that he wouldn’t give up on the second-year player. A couple of weeks later, he gets cut. Mike Gillislee figures to serve as LeSean McCoy’s direct backup. Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush are also in the mix. Owners should keep an eye on where Williams lands, but he's facing a four-game suspension (substance abuse) wherever that happens to be.
The next phase of Reggie Bush's career will take place in Buffalo.
Bush will sign a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the Buffalo Bills that comes after he visited with the team and passed his physical, a source with knowledge of the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. He likely will practice with the team Tuesday, Rapoport added.
Coach Rex Ryan, always a fan of piling on talented veterans, couldn't resist the temptation to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner. Bush, who recently turned 31, made it through five games last year in San Francisco, rushing eight times for 28 yards.
The Bills are looking for a backup to LeSean McCoy with Karlos Williams reportedly out of shape but also suspended the first four games. McCoy has ankle issues and could get limited camp reps. The plan is for Bush to get them through the summer and early fall, the story said. Mike Gillisee and Jonathan Williams should also be involved. Bush could have some PPR value however McCoy is also a very good back out of the backfield, so Bush's overall fantasy value appears limited.
Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, the Bills have confirmed the veteran running back is visiting with the team today.
Bush would provide immediate cover for Karlos Williams‘ four-game suspension, and potentially replace him in the backup role when he returns, depending on what kind of shape he’s in.
Bush can be used in the passing game, but isn't really a true backup to McCoy the way Williams can be. Bush has had his share of injuries as well. We'll keep an eye on Bush situation as well as what may or may not happen with Williams being out of shape and suspended.
Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:54pm
Asked if a reunion could be in the works for this off season, Payton said it was not likely.
"I don't know if our roster is going to allow for that right now," he said.
"It almost happened a year ago," Payton said. "We actually had dinner out here. It got close and never finalized itself. I'm sure he's going to play this year."
Perhaps signaling Carlos Hyde will remain shelved by a foot injury, the 49ers added their second veteran running back in as many days, agreeing to terms Tuesday with Pierre Thomas, according to his agent.
The 49ers also needed depth at the position, preferably from experienced backs, to compensate for the potential season-ending injuries Sunday to Reggie Bush (knee) and Mike Davis (hand). Hyde suffered a stress fracture Oct. 11 and finally was kept from suiting up last game, which the 49ers lost 27-6 at St. Louis.
Thomas has had some workouts, but this is the first job he's landed for 2015. He could help the 49ers in the passing game, replacing Bush who was injured last week. With so many new pieces in place in the 9ers backfield now, it's hard to tell just how they will all be used if Hyde remains out. Given how Thomas has been a free agent for so long, it's hard to see him having a huge fantasy impact. But those struggling at the position may want to take a chance, perhaps especially in PPR leagues.
San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush suffered a knee injury early in the first half of a 27-6 loss to the Rams. Bush was hurt on a punt return after being pushed out of bounds and slipping on the concrete surface around the field at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bush is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, per sources informed of the injury. He'll undergo an MRI to confirm the injury.
Bush is the second player to slip on the concrete in St. Louis and slam into the barrier separating the fans from the field. Last week, Browns quarterback Josh McCown skidded on the slick surface in his cleats and hit his shoulder.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Hyde has a stress fracture in his foot. Reggie Bush out-touched Mike Davis 7-to-0 last week, so we would expect Bush to be the lead back and Davis to get a few touches as his primary backup. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee is speculating that Hyde may be out until Week 11, after the 49ers’ Week 10 bye. Bush is worth a pickup, especially in PPR formats.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 8:57pm
Admittedly, Reggie Bush felt some relief after finishing Thursday night’s game free of injury.
“Finally,” the 30-year-old running back told reporters on Tuesday.
Bush has dealt with a nagging calf strain since the first quarter of the San Francisco 49ers Week 1 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The injury limited Bush to just four carries and one reception through the first six weeks of the season.
“It’s been frustrating, obviously,” Bush said. “Not being out there on the football field and dealing with the calf muscle. Just working through constant rehab and wanting to be out there – it’s been definitely tough. I was just excited to be out there and be healthy.”
Against the Seattle Seahawks, Bush ran the ball four times for 21 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards. The most important development of the game, however, was how his calf responded to the workload.
Bush had previously attempted a return to game action, but he aggravated the injury in New York and was forced to sit out the following week versus the Baltimore Ravens. Bush was encouraged by his performance overall, the story said.
CB Marcus Burley (hand), RB Derrick Coleman (concussion), DT Jordan Hill (quadricep), C Patrick Lewis (ankle), LB Nick Moody (ankle)
DE Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder)
DE Cliff Avril (ankle), G Justin Britt (hip), S Kam Chancellor (shoulder), DE Frank Clark (hamstring), T Garry Gilliam (ankle), WR Tyler Lockett (hip), RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), CB Richard Sherman (ankle), CB Tye Smith (hip), LB Bobby Wagner (pectoral)
San Francisco 49ers
G Alex Boone (shoulder), LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf), TE Vernon Davis (knee), WR Bruce Ellington (calf), TE Vance McDonald (chest), S Eric Reid (chest), T Joe Staley (knee), G Brandon Thomas (ankle)
Marshawn Lynch is probable, so we expect another big workload. Anquan Boldin and Carlos Hyde are both iffy. Given the matchup against a tough Seattle defense, we recommend shying away from both players if possible. It looks like Reggie Bush will make his return, though he has been unable to stay healthy for very long this year.
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm
49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf, doubtful) missed practice again Thursday and is doubtful for Week 6. He isn’t going to play. Carlos Hyde is listed as questionable, and should see the bulk of the snaps if he can go.
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm
49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday. He walked off the field 'gingerly' due to a 'foot issue' on Thursday. Jarryd Hayne has been active ahead of Mike Davis when Reggie Bush is also active, but in the two games that Bush was inactive (and Davis was active), Davis saw 17 touches compared to just two for Hayne. Hayne's role on special teams is the reason he's been active ahead of Davis. If Hyde is out, look for Davis to see the bulk of the carries against Baltimore.
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