Detroit Lions Release Reggie Bush, Packers Cut A.J. HawkJay Beberman and Erik Matuszewski
The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush and the Green Bay Packers cut linebacker A.J. Hawk, the National Football League team’s career leader in tackles.
Bush, 29, gained 1,006 yards on the ground in his first season with the Lions in 2013 after signing as a free agent, but was limited by ankle injuries last season to 297 yards.
Hawk spent nine years with Green Bay after being selected in the first round of the 2006 draft out of Ohio State.
“A.J. is a consummate Packer and we are grateful for all that he has given and how he represented the organization,” Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said yesterday in a statement.
The Packers made the playoffs seven times during his tenure and won the Super Bowl in 2010. He collected 1,118 tackles during his career.
Also yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens released wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones, who was voted to the Pro Bowl three seasons ago in helping the team win a Super Bowl title, while the New York Giants cut running back Peyton Hillis.