Lions hosting free agents in Allen Park

Bush, Jones, Quin visit team headquarters

A number of potential free agent signees have arrived in Allen Park to meet with Lions management.

Running back Reggie Bush, defensive tackle Jason Jones and safety Glover Quin were all seen arriving at the Lions facility this morning in white limosines.

WXYZ's David Solano is at the Lions facility in Allen Park and will provide updates throughout the day on what transpires.

Bush was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and spent the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.  In 31 games with Miami, Bush rushed for 2,072 yards and 12 touchdowns while catching 78 passes for 588 yards and three touchdowns. 

Shortly after the 2012 season, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted his biggest mistake in the last year was not acquiring a running back who could fill the role previously held by Jahvid Best.

Best did not play in 2012 and has not played with the Lions since Week 7 of the 2011 season, when he suffered a concussion against the San Francisco 49ers.

It's unclear if Best will play again, but most signs point to his career with the Lions being over.

Bush, whose 2005 Heisman Trophy win was vacated after he was implicated in a booster scandal at USC, is best known for his explosiveness and big-play ability out of the backfield.  Not only does he have speed in the open field, he can catch passes as well.

He turned 28 years old on March 2.

The Lions relied on Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell to anchor the running back duties in 2012.  The lack of explosive plays from the running back position was a consistent problem as Detroit struggled, posting a 4-12 record.

Jones, who played at Southfield-Lathrup High School and Eastern Michigan, has spent his professional career in Tennessee and Seattle.  He is a defensive tackle, though some football experts believe he has the capability to fill-in at defensive end as well.

Quin has played his first four seasons of professional football with the Houston Texans.

 

 

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