The 49ers on Wednesday announced the official signing of free-agent running back Reggie Bush to a one-year contract.
The sides agreed to the contract on Saturday that brings Bush to the 49ers to join Carlos Hyde, a second-round draft pick, and Kendall Hunter under contract for next season. Frank Gore, the team’s leading rusher in each of the past 10 seasons, signed a three-year contract this week with the Indianapolis Colts.
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Bush was released by the Detroit Lions released on Feb. 25, so he will not count against the NFL's formula for compensatory draft picks. Bush played in 11 games last season due to a lingering ankle issue. Bush gained just 297 yards rushing in 2014, but he accounted for a career-high 1,512 yards from scrimmage in 2013 (1,006 rushing, 506 receiving). Bush, 30, a nine-year NFL veteran, entered the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2006.
Bush visited last Wednesday with 49ers coaches and officials at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. After the meeting with Bush, 49ers GM Trent Baalke referred to him as a “great guy.” Bush also visited the New England Patriots on Friday.