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Reggie Bush, minus-3 rushing yards and all, wants to play in 2017

You – yes, you – outgained Reggie Bush in rushing yards for the Buffalo Bills in 2016.

In 13 games last season, Bush carried the ball 12 times – and lost 3 yards. It was, as colleague Nick Veronica pointed out, the first time since 1961 that a player has carried the ball at least 10 times and finished with negative yardage.

While some may take that as a sign that it's time to hang up the cleats, Bush apparently doesn't see it that way.

During an appearance Monday on NFL Network's "Up To the Minute Live," Bush said his plan is to play in 2017.

"Going into year 12, I still feel like I have a lot left to prove, a lot left to give this game before I'm done," he said. "I don't want to put a number on how many years I have left. I think once you get past year 10, you just gotta take it one year at a time and go from there. I'm still excited, still looking forward to playing football again this season, still staying in shape, still working out. I plan to be somewhere in September."

Bush actually scored one rushing touchdown, and did add 90 receiving yards on seven catches. Despite the embarrassing stat line, he never once complained about his role and provided solid veteran leadership. Interim coach Anthony Lynn did an absolute disservice to Bush by not giving him some carries toward the end of a blowout loss in a meaningless season finale so that Bush would not have to deal with the embarrassment of finishing a season with negative rushing yards.

At 32, it's hard to see a fit for a player coming off such a season, but Bush said he has had discussions with teams.

"I'm gonna be patient and make sure I make the right decision for me and for my family," he said. "I started playing football when I was 8 years old, and it's always been a strong passion, and it's always been a passion that's never gonna leave. For me at this point, I've made plenty of money and it's not about the money for me.

"I want to get a chance to go out there on the football field and just continue to play the sport that I love to play. I'm so passionate about football and I love it, and I'm not ready to hang it up yet. I want to make sure I exhaust everything before I hang it up so I don't have any regrets once I do hang it up."

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