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Reggie Bush agrees to join San Francisco 49ers

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Reggie Bush is headed back to the West Coast.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the running back reached an agreement with the San Francisco 49ersESPN first reported the deal.

Bush will form a duo with second-year running back Carlos Hyde in the Niners' backfield as San Francisco attempts to replace Frank Gore's consistent production. 

The 30-year-old Bush showed flashes of burst and elusiveness last season in Detroit before being cut this offseason by the Lions. However, after enjoying a career year in 2013 -- 1,006 yards rushing and 506 yards receiving -- Bush couldn't stay on the field while battling injuries and earned just 297 yards on 76 rushing attempts.

If the former USC star can stay healthy -- always a big if -- Bush will provide Colin Kaepernick with a viable target out of the backfield and a speed complement to Hyde's power game. The 49ers also have pass-catching back Kendall Hunter, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, in the mix.

San Francisco's move to add Bush also creates more questions about how the New England Patriots will replace Shane Vereen -- signed by the New York Giants. Bush visited New England Friday and many viewed him as a perfect candidate to slide into a pass-catching role in Tom Brady's offense.

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