Bush has two years remaining on his contract and is scheduled to make $3.5 million next season and $4 million in 2016. His cap number for 2015 is $5.28 million and the team would save nearly $2 million in salary cap room if Bush was cut.
“I think I have a lot left to give this game," Bush said to the Detroit Free Press. "My body still feels pretty good, obviously with the exception of the injuries that I went through. But my body feels good, I don't feel worn down, I don't feel beat up as a running back."
Bush, 29, had 297 rushing yards, and 253 receiving yards this season while missing five games with ankle injuries. Joique Bell, Bush's primary backup, scored seven touchdowns while averaging 3.9 yards per carry. The Lions ranked 28th in the NFL in rushing at 88.9 yards a game.
"I haven't been injured like this in a while, where I've missed a good majority of the season," Bush said. "So that's tough to not be out there and just coming back and getting re-injured, coming back and getting re-injured, that was pretty tough to go through mentally."
- Scooby Axson