SANTA CLARA -– The 49ers hosted free-agent running back Reggie Bush on a visit to team headquarters on Wednesday, but he left without a contract.
“We had a great conversation,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “He’s looking for a home. We, obviously, have interest. That’s why we brought him in here.
“(We) got out of the visit what we needed. Now, it’s time to sit down and go through the pros and cons and try to make the best decision we can and he’ll have to make the best decision for him. He’s going to have options. We’re not the only team interested in Reggie Bush. I promise you that.”
New England and New Orleans have also reportedly expressed interest in Bush, 30, a nine-year NFL veteran who entered the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick of the Saints in 2006.
Bush was plagued by a lingering ankle issue last season that kept him sidelined for five games. Bush averaged 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. He gained 297 yards on the ground, and caught 40 passes for 253 yards. The Lions released him on Feb. 25 to avoid paying his $3.25 million salary.
Frank Gore, the 49ers' leading rusher in each of the past 10 seasons, signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. The 49ers are looking for another running back to join Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter.