QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
6 days ago

Bush (knee) is garnering free agent interest from the Bills, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bush is coming off a torn MCL suffered last year, but after Bills second-stringer Karlos Williams was handed a four-game suspension to begin this season, Buffalo could use some depth at running back. At 31 years old, Bush would represent an experienced option behind starter LeSean McCoy, but it remains to be seen where he'll decide to sign ahead of the upcoming campaign.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
5 months ago

Bush (knee) is expected to start running in one week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bush's tenure with the 49ers got off to a rocky start after straining his calf in the season opener. The injury lingered through October, and he eventually suffered an ignominious knee injury in Week 8 at St. Louis, where he slipped on concrete at the conclusion of a punt return. After a diagnosis of MCL and meniscus tears in that knee, his season was over with just eight carries for 28 yards and four receptions (on 10 targets) for 19 yards in five games. Interested parties will likely put the soon-to-be 31-year-old through the ringer to ensure that he's progressing well in the expected 4-to-6 month recovery, and while he appears dead set on playing in 2016, in what capacity remains to be seen.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Bush revealed Wednesday that in addition to suffering a torn MCL in Week 8, he also tore the meniscus on that knee, which will require 4-to-6 months of recovery, Mindi Bach of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bush will enter free agency in the offseason in the midst of his recovery from multiple knee ligament tears, which will likely scare interested parties until he's able to partake in a workout. Consequently, he may not find a landing spot until few vacancies exist in backfields around the NFL.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

Bush will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday to repair a torn MCL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bush was initially believed to have torn an ACL by both the running back and the 49ers, but the MCL, rather than the ACL, has been found to be the issue. With Bush out for the rest of the season and the status of Carlos Hyde (knee) unknown, the 49ers may have to turn to an uninspiring RB duo of Kendall Gaskins and Shaun Draughn in the short term.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

The 49ers fear that Bush suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's loss at St. Louis, but an MRI will confirm such a diagnosis, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers were already down their top RB, Carlos Hyde, due to a stress fracture in his left foot, and Bush may now be out for the season. If the worst comes to pass with Bush, coach Jim Tomsula may have to turn to some combination of Mike Davis and Kendall Gaskins out of the backfield in the short term. However, Davis also injured his hand Sunday, meaning the 49ers are almost certainly in the market for a running back at the moment.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

Bush was carted off the field Sunday at St. Louis, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports. The 49ers reported that Bush is questionable to return with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Getting the start for Carlos Hyde (foot), Bush slipped on the concrete near the padded wall on a first-quarter punt return. Bush remained on the ground for some time before a cart was called to take the running back to the locker room. In his absence, Mike Davis should receive the bulk of the carries.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

With Carlos Hyde (foot) ruled out, Bush is the favorite to start at running back in Sunday's game against the Rams, Cam Inman of the 49ers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be interesting to see how the 49ers handle this situation, as Bush has strictly been used as a passing-down back since 2013. Mike Davis and Jarryd Hayne also figure to get some touches, and the matchup is highly discouraging. Looking beyond Week 8, it's quite possible Carlos Hyde (ankle) will miss extended time or even be shut down for the season, so Bush's increased role may actually stick. Of course, there still isn't much upside to be had, with the workload likely getting divided in a hopeless San Francisco offense.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago2 Comments

Bush (calf) caught three passes for 13 yards on five targets, adding 21 yards on four carries, in Thursday's 20-3 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Bush had a bad drop to mess up an easy third-down conversion on the first series of the game, and his impact was otherwise minimal. He did get 17 snaps, compared to 22 for Carlos Hyde and nine for Mike Davis, according to Pro Football Focus. Bush should have a similar passing-down role Week 8 in St. Louis, but his weekly ceiling isn't nearly high enough to make up for the possibility of a donut, even in deeper formats.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

Bush (calf) is active for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Bush will attempt to turn back-to-back full practices into his first substantial performance of the season, though the presence of Carlos Hyde (foot) likely hampers that development. Further hurting Bush's prospects are a tough Seattle defense and the fact that he's received just 8.6 touches per game over the last two seasons.

QReggie Bush
RB SF (8)
9 months ago

Bush (calf) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bush's snaps have been few and far between this season, as a nagging calf injury has contained him to 24 snaps across three games. No matter, he practiced in full both Tuesday and Wednesday, intimating that he may finally receive a worthwhile workload. Helping Bush's cause is Carlos Hyde's (foot) questionable availability, but Hyde has gutted out injury to take the field in every game, making him far more of a sure thing than Bush, the veteran.