New York Giants 10 Potential Running Back Options

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Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) scores on a touchdown run past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) and Sterling Moore (26) during the first quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Bush

Bush was recently released by the Detroit Lions in a cap saving move so that they have as much money as possible to offer Ndamukong Suh, who is a free agent this season. The Lions’ loss could potentially be the Giants gain.

Bush, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, is nearing the end of the road in his career. 2014 was a struggle, as he had trouble staying healthy, and when he was on the field, he wasn’t very productive. He averaged only 3.9 yards per carry, but if the Giants were to sign him, that is not the number they would be paying most attention to; it would be his receiving stats.

Bush revolutionized the running back position with his speed and elusiveness as a receiver. The Giants could use him coming out of the backfield or split out wide to open up the field much in the ways the envisioned for David Wilson.

If Bush is accepting of a smaller role, the Giants would be a perfect landing spot for him. He could extend his career with the role the Giants have open, as he will not receive a pounding in between the tackles and would be in space more often than not. There are injury concerns here though, as Bush has played 16 games only twice in nine seasons. If the Giants do indeed sign Bush, they will need to have a backup plan ready.

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