Well its official, one of the worst kept secrets in Detroit is that the Lions have signed their primary target in running back Reggie Bush. The deal is for four years and a reported five million dollars, which has not been confirmed yet, but it probably wasn’t possible without Ndamukong Suh restructuring his contract to give the team more cap space.
Bush brings a dynamic offensive talent to Detroit that hasn’t been seen in the backfield for the Lions since Barry Sanders (this is in no way comparing the two, but find me a more recent back with the skill set similar to Bush and I will surely change it.) At his introductory press conference Bush said that playing on a team with Calvin Johnson and only five and six players in the box, “is a running backs dream.” Coach Schwartz said that Bush will fill a need on this team for dynamic plays, and will be a great complement to the players that are already on the roster.
Even though Bush will get most of the press today, the biggest signing for the Lions may have been earlier in the day when cornerback Chris Houston agreed to terms with the team. His deal is for five years and $25 million with $15.5 in the first three years, which is a major move for this team and in my opinion a bigger signing than that of Bush.
Also the Lions have signed local Southfield and Eastern Michigan product Jason Jones. Jones can play both defensive end and tackle for the Lions so he could either be a starter on the end or a depth player all across the line depending on the rest of free agency and the draft. His agent, Mike McCartney, said that he is ”excited for Jason Jones to be in Honolulu Blue.”
Safety Glover Quin was also at the Allen Park headquarters today
but no reports on a contract offer from the team or where his plans are now and has also signed a deal with the Lions, terms not yet disclosed. and according to Adam Schefter has not officially signed. Now according to the teams website Quin has signed a five-year deal with the team. Quin has started every game the past three seasons for the Houston Texans and had five interceptions in his four seasons with the team.
The Lions are off to a good start to free agency, filling major holes along the way. It still is a waiting game with this team because they have so many needs but for day two they get an A+ from me.