The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with 30-year-old running back Reggie Bush, according to Adam Schefter.
From 2011 to 2013, Bush averaged 92.7 yards from scrimmage per game. In 2014, he averaged just 50 yards from scrimmage per game. It was one of the worst seasons of his career.
Still, Bush caught 40 passes in 2014. He’s a better receiver than the 49ers’ other small running back, Kendall Hunter, who has caught just 27 passes in his career. But Hunter is a better running back than Bush. Bush averaged just 3.9 yards per carry last season. Hunter averaged 4.6 in 2013. He sat out the 2014 season with a torn ACL.
The 49ers also reached a contract agreement with 32-year-old guard/tackle Erik Pears, according to Mike Jurecki. Pears started 16 games at right guard for the Bills last season. Pro Football Focus gave him a -25.1 grade, third-worst among guards.
Neither Pears nor Bush improves the Niners much. But they most likely signed inexpensive contracts. Trent Baalke wouldn’t overspend for players who are over the hill.
What do you make of these signings?