Veteran running back Reggie Bush is planning to retire. Bush announced his intention to call it a career during an appearance on NFL Total Access.
Bush stated back in September that if he failed to latch on with a team this season, that he would call it quits.
“I’m done,” Bush said (h/t Edward Lewis of 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 played for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills through his career.
Bush hasn’t officially retired yet and seems to be angling for one last shot with the Saints, a shot that doesn’t appear likely to come.
“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.”