You can cancel those lunch plans Andy Reid.
The Lions have announced that Reggie Bush has reached an agreement with the team. While financial details have yet to come, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com says it's a four year deal.
We will probably hear a few more details at the press conference at 1:45 today, but this is a signing we've all been expecting for some time. B/R Lions featured columnist Dean Holden called it the worst kept secret in free agency.
The Lions clearly wanted Bush very badly and not just the front office. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says that some Lions players were really dead set on getting Bush in the locker room as well and that they feel he can "stabilize a locker room in dire need of it".
Which I find fascinating, really. I spent some time around Saints players back when Bush was there and while I never heard a bad thing about him, I never heard him referred to as a locker room leader.
A lot can change in a few years though, so perhaps Bush has developed into a leader in his time over with the Dolphins.
For sure, he will be an excellent addition to this offense. He can catch the ball as well as run it, something which will make him a very productive player and could help this offense continue it's prolific ways.
His ability to catch the ball might also help overcome a potential deficit of talent at wide receiver.
We knew this was likely to happen, and now that it has the move appears to be a very smart one and will pay dividends all next season.
In my way-too-early opinion, I grade this a solid A.