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Players

Rafael Bush
S #25
Height:
5-11
Weight:
205
Age:
30
College:
South Carolina State
Hometown:
Williston, S.C.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
23
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 197 144 53 2.0 0 12 3 79 -- 40 1 1 3
2017 NO 14 0 23 17 6 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 DET 16 4 53 34 19 1.0 0 3 2 39 19.5 39 1 0 --
2015 NO 1 1 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 NO 10 7 56 44 12 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NO 13 6 42 30 12 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 NO 16 0 18 14 4 0.0 -- 1 1 40 40 40 0 1 2
2011 DEN 6 0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 ATL 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @MIN L 19-29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NE L 20-36 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CAR W 34-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @MIA W 20-0 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DET W 52-38 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @GB W 26-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 CHI W 20-12 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 TB W 30-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BUF W 47-10 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 WAS W 34-31 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @LA L 20-26 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 CAR W 31-21 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @ATL L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 NYJ W 31-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 ATL W 23-13 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @TB L 24-31 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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NFL CAREER – This eight-year NFL veteran returned to the Saints in 2017 and immediately contributed on defense and special teams. After appearing in six regular season games and three postseason contests with the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos and enjoying two stints on the Falcons practice squad, Bush joined the Saints immediately following the end of the 2012 preseason and was a significant contributor both in the secondary and on special teams for four seasons. After a year stint with Detroit in 2016, Bush returned to New Orleans in 2017, appearing in 14 games and finishing with 19 tackles (16 solo), one sack, one pass defensed and one special teams stop. Overall in 76 career NFL games with 18 starts, Bush has tallied 202 tackles (133 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 29 special teams stops and one coverage fumble recovery.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans to a one-year contract (UFA-DET), 3/30/17; Signed by Detroit to a one-year contract (UFA-NO), 3/12/16; Placed on Injured Reserve by New Orleans, 9/16/15; Placed on Injured Reserve by New Orleans, 11/18/14; Offer sheet matched by New Orleans, 4/7/14; Signed to an offer sheet by Atlanta, 4/3/14; Re-signed by New Orleans, 2/14/13; Claimed by New Orleans off of waivers from Denver, 9/1/12; Waived by Denver, 8/31/12; Signed to the Denver active roster from Atlanta practice squad, 10/18/11; Signed to Falcons practice squad, 9/4/11; Waived by Atlanta, 9/3/11; Signed to Falcons active roster from the practice squad, 12/29/10; Signed to the Atlanta practice squad, 9/5/10; Waived by Atlanta, 9/4/10; Originally signed by Atlanta as an undrafted free agent, 4/26/10.

 

2017 – Played in 14 regular season games posting 19 tackles (16 solo), a sack, a pass defensed and a special teams stop. Played in both postseason contests with one start and had six stops (five solo)…Had one solo tackle vs. New England, Sept. 17…Had a solo tackle and a sack at Miami, Oct. 1…Vs. Detroit, Oct. 15, had one assisted coverage tackle…Had one solo stop at Green Bay, Oct. 22...Vs. Chicago, Oct. 29, had one pass defensed…At Buffalo, Nov. 12, had four tackles (three solo) …Had four tackles (three solo) at Los Angeles Rams, Nov. 26…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 3, had two solo tackles…Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 24, had one solo tackle…Had five tackles (four solo) at Tampa Bay, Dec. 31…In NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Carolina, 1/7/18, started in a three-S package and had five tackles (four solo)...Had one solo tackle in the NFC Divisional Playoff at Minnesota, 1/14/18. 2016 – In his season in Detroit, appeared in all 16 regular season games with four starts and finished fifth on the team with 48 tackles (31 solo), a sack, two interceptions to tie for the team lead, one returned for a touchdown, three passes defensed and five special teams stops…In dramatic come-from-behind win vs. Los Angeles, Oct. 16, recorded three tackles (two solo), an interception and a pass defensed…Tied a season-high with six tackles (three solo) vs. Washington, Oct. 23…Posted three solo tackles in an overtime victory at Minnesota, Nov. 6…Started vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 20 and recorded three tackles (two solo), returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown and added one pass defensed and one special teams stop…Posted three solo tackles vs. Minnesota, Nov. 24…In return to New Orleans, Dec. 4, started in nickel package and added two tackles (one solo)…Posted one solo tackle, one pass defensed and one special teams stop vs. Chicago, Dec. 11. Played in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/7/17. 2015 – Started in Saints’ season opener at Arizona, Sept. 13, recording two solo tackles before leaving with a chest injury. Placed on Injured Reserve, Sept. 16. 2014 – Played in ten games with seven starts before suffering season-ending leg injury in Week 11…Posted career-high 73 tackles (45 solo), three passes defensed and a special teams stop…In first game as a permanent starter following a season-ending knee injury suffered to Jairus Byrd at practice, posted career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) and a pass defensed vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 5…Suffered season-ending leg injury that required surgery vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 16 and placed on injured reserve, Nov. 18. 2013 – Appeared in 13 regular season games with six starts and posted 46 tackles (29 solo), six passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four special teams stops…Played in both postseason games with a start and recorded eight tackles (six solo)…Received first career start at nickelback and saw action on special teams vs. Miami, Sept. 30 and finished with five stops (four solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery…Started at nickelback and posted six tackles (four solo) at Chicago, Oct. 6…Started at nickelback and posted nine tackles (seven solo), forced a fumble and had a special teams stop at New England, Oct. 13…Started at N.Y Jets, Nov. 3 and recorded seven tackles and posted one special teams stop…Declared inactive Weeks 14-16 due to an ankle injury…Returned to action and the starting lineup in the regular season finale vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 29 and posted four stops (three solo) and a career-high three passes defensed…Started NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14, and posted five tackles (three solo)…Made three solo tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14. 2012 – After being picked up off of waivers at the end of the preseason, appeared in all 16 games and led Saints with 15 special teams tackles, also adding one fumble recovery on coverage units. On defense, recorded 13 tackles (nine solo), an interception, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Vs. Washington, Sept. 9, registered career-high three coverage tackles…Tallied two special teams stops vs. San Diego, Oct. 7…Recovered one fumble on special teams vs. San Francisco, Nov. 25…Filled up stat sheet with four stops (two solo), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a coverage stop at Atlanta, Nov. 29…In most extensive defensive action to date, finished with four tackles (three solo), a 40-yard interception return and a pass defensed vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 16…Had a solo tackle, while tying his career-high with three special teams stops at Dallas, Dec. 23. 2011 – Appeared in six regular season games and two postseason contests for Denver. Posted three coverage stops in exclusive action on special teams in regular season. Saw first career action on defense in the postseason in two games and recorded nine tackles (three solo). 2010 – Spent first 16 weeks of his rookie season on the Falcons practice squad…Named to the active roster for the last week of the regular season and first two weeks of postseason and appeared in one playoff contest.

                                                                                                                

COLLEGE – Attended South Carolina State…Posted 222 career tackles…As a senior, recorded 54 stops and scored three touchdowns to rank fourth on the Bulldogs and earned Defensive MVP honors from coaches…Named to school’s All-Decade Team.

 

PERSONAL – Attended Williston-Elko (Williston, S.C.) HS…Registered more than 3,500 rushing yards as a three-year starter at RB…Named All-State, All-Region and All-Area during each of his three years as a starter, highlighted by his 1,800-yard, 28-touchdown campaign as a junior…Born on May 12, 1987 in Williston, South Carolina.

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