ALLEN PARK — After speculation for weeks, Reggie Bush is one step closer to signing with the Detroit Lions.
Certainly it’s not a done deal.
The free agent running back will visit the Lions first. He also has interest from the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
While there is no confirmed schedule for Bush, players were not allowed to make travel arrangements until 4 p.m. on Tuesday. So it’s expected he will visit the Lions’ Allen Park practice facility on Wednesday.
Also, defensive end Jason Jones, who lives in the Detroit area, will meet with the Lions. Jones attended Southfield-Lathrup and Eastern Michigan University.
Jones was drafted (second round, 2008) by Tennessee Titans while Lions coach Jim Schwartz was the defensive coordinator there.
He played in a dozen games for the Seattle Seahawks last season with three sacks, four pass defenses and 10 tackles.
Also safety Amari Spievey, a restricted free agent, agreed to a one-year deal. Spievey suffered a concussion on Oct. 22 and was not able to play again last season. He was cleared to play in his end-of-season physical.
The Lions also tendered a second-round restricted free agent offer to defensive end Willie Young on Tuesday. The one-year deal would pay him $2.03 million.
At this point the Lions have one defensive end signed and that’s Ronnell Lewis who is definitely not ready to start.
More was probably expected of Young last season when he played on a limited basis in 16 games with zero sacks. He had three sacks in 14 games in 2011.
Incorrect reports late Tuesday afternoon had cornerback DeAngelo Hall signing with the Lions. The 35-year-old Hall was cut by the Minnesota Vikings due to salary cap issues — he had a $7.25 million hit against the 2013 salary cap.
Hall started in 15 games last season, had three interceptions and a dozen pass defenses along with 101 tackles.
It was also reported on Tuesday that kicker Jason Hanson has decided to play in his 22nd season. He has no contract yet, but that is not expected to be an obstacle.
The 42-year-old Hanson had considered retirement and three weeks ago was still wavering on his decision.