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Jermon Bushrod | Tackle | #74

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: Towson
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (125) / NO
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WGN Radio's Adam Hoge reports it is 'very possible' Bears LT Jermon Bushrod is released this offseason.
ESPN's Jeff Dickerson had a similar report in December. 24-year-old Charles Leno took over at left tackle after Bushrod went down with a shoulder injury Week 3 and never looked back. The Bears can save $4.3 million against the cap by releasing Bushrod. It is a no-brainer. Jan 26 - 11:28 AM
Source: WGN Radio

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The Bears are expected to release OT Jermon Bushrod this offseason.

Bushrod started the first three games of the season, but suffered a concussion in Week 3 and never regained his starting job. Charles Leno has made every start at left tackle since Week 4. Bushrod has two years left on his five-year, $35.965 million contract and will turn 32 before next season. He's scheduled to count $8.7 million against the 2016 cap, while the Bears can save $4.3 million of that by cutting him. Offensive tackle is a need for the Bears.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (questionable, shoulder) has been benched.

Bushrod is healthy enough to return this week, but has been passed by Charles Leno on the depth chart. It's a surprise considering Leno has PFF's fourth worst tackle grade through six games (three starts). Bushrod should regain his starting job if Leno's struggles continue.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 03:47:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (shoulder/concussion) is questionable for Week 6.

Bushrod is on track to play after sitting out the last two games. His return is good news for Jay Cutler. Fill-in LT Charles Leno allowed five QB hurries in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod has passed the NFL's concussion protocol.

It puts him on track to play Sunday at Detroit. Although Bushrod is far from a top-shelf left tackle, he is an upgrade on replacement Charles Leno, who has PFF's fourth worst tackle grade among 76 qualifiers through five weeks.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (shoulder/concussion) is out for Week 5 against the Chiefs.

It's his second straight absence. Charles Leno will continue to start at left tackle. Leno was a major liability against Oakland last week and could be in for another rough game against elite pass-rusher Justin Houston.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (shoulder/concussion) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Raiders.

The absence of Bushrod may have the Bears leaning toward sitting Jay Cutler (hamstring) for one more week, despite Cutler's "limited" practices and questionable tag. Bushrod will be replaced by Charles Leno. Raiders DE/LB Khalil Mack could be set up for a big Week 4 game.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 02:17:00 PM

LT Jermon Bushrod suffered a concussion in the Bears' Week 3 game against the Seahawks, and will not return.

Chicago's offense has been almost invisible and losing Bushrod won't help matters. Charles Leno has entered the game at left tackle.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod missed the "majority" of the offseason program with a back injury, but is healthy for camp.

It's notable because Bushrod had a bit of an injury-plagued 2014, missing time with knee and ankle issues. He missed only two games, but had missed zero contests over his previous four seasons. Bushrod turns 31 next month, and is an all-important cog as the Bears attempt to pull their offense out of the gutter.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 10:33:00 PM

The Bears are hopeful LT Jermon Bushrod (knee) can return for Week 7.

Bushrod has missed the past two games with an undisclosed knee issue. Fill-in Michael Ola has generally struggled in Bushrod's absence, and would be in for a long day against the Dolphins' stout front seven on Sunday. Bushrod should be considered day to day.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Bears declared LT Jermon Bushrod, LB Jon Bostic, LB D.J. Williams, WLB Lance Briggs, SLB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis and S Ahmad Dixon inactive for Week 6 against the Falcons.

The absence is Bushrod's second straight, leaving Michael Ola as Jay Cutler's blindside protector. The Bears are also without their top four linebackers. They'll roll with Khaseem Greene, Darryl Sharpton and Christian Jones against the Falcons' mediocre rushing attack.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (knee) has yet to resume practicing.

It appears Bushrod will miss his second-consecutive start in Week 6, once again leaving undrafted rookie Michael Ola to man the blindside. Ola was largely ineffective against the Panthers in Week 5, but the Falcons lack any real semblance of a pass rush.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Bears declared LT Jermon Bushrod, C Roberto Garza, S Ahmad Dixon, OT Charles Leno, LB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis and DT Jeremiah Ratliff inactive for Week 5.

With Bushrod out, the Bears will turn to undrafted rookie Michael Ola on Jay Cutler's blindside. Fortunately for Chicago, the Panthers' defensive ends are too banged up to make it matter. Garza (ankle), McClellin (hand), Ratliff (concussion) and McManis (quad) are week to week.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (knee/ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5.

The extent of Bushrod's injury is unknown. He suffered it in Wednesday's practice. The loss of Bushrod would be a bigger concern for Jay Cutler if Carolina's defense hadn't collapsed the past two weeks. Look for coach Marc Trestman to implement a quick-hitting passing game to get the ball out of Cutler's hands quickly. The Bears are lucky that Panthers RE Greg Hardy won't play.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod is questionable for Week 5 after suffering a knee injury in Wednesday's practice.

The Bears are holding out hope Bushrod can suit up against the Panthers, but his status appears to be legitimately uncertain. Michael Ola or Eben Britton would be called on in the event Bushrod can't play. Needless to say, it would be a major downgrade.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2David Fales
3Matt Blanchard
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
4Nathan Palmer
WR21Eddie Royal
2Marquess Wilson
3Marcus Lucas
WR31Marquess Wilson
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Khari Lee
3Gannon Sinclair
LT1Charles Leno
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Matt Slauson
C1Hroniss Grasu
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Patrick Omameh
2Martin Wallace
RT1Kyle Long
2Nick Becton
3Jason Weaver
K1Robbie Gould