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Lions sign Rafael Bush to a one-year $2.4 million deal

The former Saints safety was injured last year but will have a chance to prove himself with the Lions.

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The Lions will continue to add to their secondary. On Saturday the organization signed safety Rafael Bush, formerly of the New Orleans Saints. After reportedly meeting with Detroit on Friday, Bush was inked to a one-year $2.4 million deal. He will bolster the unit and could potentially look to start next to Glover Quin.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:


Before tearing his pectoral muscle in the season-opener in 2015, Bush played in 40 games over four seasons for the Saints, starting in 14. In 2013, he missed only one tackle in the 40 he made. His injury in 2015 forced him to miss the entire season and deprived the Saints of depth and quality in their secondary, but reports indicate that Bush has been making a full recovery.

The one-year deal is certainly set up with hopes that Bush will prove to the Lions that he has recovered from his injury and can continue to play at a quality level.