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Reggie Bush is joining the Detroit Lions. The Lions introduced the free agent running back Wednesday.

They did not immediately provide any details about his contract. Bush gives Detroit another speedy playmaker for an offense that already includes star receiver Calvin Johnson.

He's being brought in to help improve an inconsistent running game. Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick in 2010, didn't play at all last season, and his future is in doubt because of concussion problems. Bush adds a big-play threat to Detroit's backfield, which already includes 233-pound running back Mikel Leshoure.

Bush rushed for 986 yards for Miami last season after a 1,086-yard output for the Dolphins in 2011.

Bush wasn't the only personnel move to come out of Detroit on Wednesday.

The agent for Jason Jones says the 26-year-old defensive end has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions.

Agent Mike McCartney says Wednesday on Twitter that he's "excited for Jason Jones to be in Honolulu Blue" after agreeing to a deal with the Lions. Terms are not immediately available.

The agent for Detroit cornerback Chris Houston says the player has also agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the Lions.

Jones, who is from the Detroit area, played 12 games with the Seattle Seahawks last season. He was not a starter, but the 6-foot-5, 276-pound Jones could play a bigger role with the Lions, who may lose defensive end Cliff Avril to free agency.

Detroit also released veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch last month.