Reggie Bush will likely have a situational role as a punt returner in Detroit

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego says running back Reggie Bush will have a role as a returner.

“Reggie will have a role,” Bonamego told detroitlions.com. “Reggie (can return punts) and is willing to do it. That’s more situational — we need one, let’s put him back there and let’s see if he can make something happen.

“I had him his first two years in the league in New Orleans and that was the way he was utilized in that role. So, he’s back there catching them in practice.”

It’s not smart to have Bush return every punt due to him possibly injuring himself, but if the Lions need a big play at a crucial moment during a game, having him return a punt won’t hurt.