Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz plans to use Reggie Bush as a runner, receiver and return specialist

Expect Reggie Bush to run like a Lion in Detroit.

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has wisely been letting the electric Reggie Bush return punts in organized team activities.

Signing a four-year contract with Detroit in March worth roughly $20 million, Schwartz also plans to frequently target the 28-year-old Bush as a receiver and use the former Trojan as a full-time, three-down back.

Splitting carries with youngster Lamar Miller in Miami, the 6-foot, 203 pound Bush rushed for 986 yards and six touchdowns as a Dolphin in 2012.

Compiling 2,730 yards and 15 scores as a receiver since debuting in 2006, the wannabe Heisman Trophy winner will compensate for last season’s critical loss of Jahvid Best and offer the Lions an extremely diverse backfield presence.

Possibly of greater importance, Bush can spread the field for three-time All-Pro Calvin Johnson and provide Matthew Stafford with an invaluable security blanket when pressured in the pocket.

With more potent weapons for defenses to focus on, the ravager of Eve Torres and Kim Kardashian can serve as something of a complementary player and thrive as a Lion dashing in “The D.”

Removed from a bitterly disappointing 4-12 campaign, Detroit needs maximum efforts out of everyone on their roster.

Considering that the easiest way to injure an athlete is by pampering them, Schwartz’s decision to feature Bush on special teams will prove brilliant.

If properly employed on the gridiron, expect Reggie Bush to revel performing in Motown this autumn.

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