Could Reggie Bush fill role of No. 3 wide receiver?

BY foxsports • August 21, 2015

The San Francisco 49ers have a void to fill at the No. 3 wide receiver spot due to Jerome Simpson's six-game suspension. 

Quinton Patten, Bruce Ellington and DeAndrew White are expected to compete for the job, but is it possible offseason addition Reggie Bush fills that role?

Head coach Jim Tomsula alluded earlier in the offseason that Bush is more than just a third-down running back. The 49ers are expected to use Bush on special teams returning punts and kicks, and as backup to Carlos Hyde. In short, they'll likely use him everywhere. 

But over his nine-year career, Bush has totaled 466 receptions for 3,489 yards. Even in Detroit during a down season in 2014, Bush still caught 40 passes out of the backfield.  

It's something to monitor if the 49ers try to test this out in the preseason.  


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