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Reggie Bush set to return to California and sign with San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers have seen a lot of players leave the franchise in recent weeks but today fans were treated to news that the franchise is set to make a key addition in the form of running back Reggie Bush.

NFL Insider Adam Schefter was the first to break the news that Bush, recently released by the Detroit Lions two years into a four year deal, would be signing with the 49ers.

The move will see the former New Orleans Saints star and Super Bowl champion return to play football in his home state for the first time since his college days with the USC Trojans.

Reggie Bush arrives in San Francisco after a disrupted 2014 campaign. The 30-year old appeared in only 11 of Detroit's games last season due to a niggling ankle injury that struggled to heal.

Whilst Bush has never quite hit the heights many expected of him when he was drafted with the no.2 pick back in 2005, 49ers fans and staff will be hoping that the running back get healthy over the offseason as the team look to replace veteran RB Frank Gore who departed last week.

It is expected that Bush will share carries with second-year back Carlos Hyde in the 2015 season and the player himself is seemingly confident he can make an impact at Levi's Stadium.

In 116 regular season NFL games Reggie Bush has rushed for 5,465 yards and racked up 35 touchdowns. He also has 3,489 yards and 18 TDs through the air during spells with the Saints, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.

He has two 1,000 yards rushing seasons but managed just 297 yards on the ground in 2014.

What do you think 49ers fans? Are you happy with the signing of Reggie Bush, and can he help replace Frank Gore? Let us know in the comments section below...

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