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Jermon Bushrod | Tackle | #74

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: Towson
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (125) / NO
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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins would like to try to upgrade impending free agent Jermon Bushrod at right guard.
That's probably an understatement. Bushrod was an outright disaster in his first season at guard, performing as one of the league's worst players by any metric. Going on 33, the Dolphins rightfully appear skeptical any improvement is on the horizon. Jan 12 - 6:37 PM

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Impending free agent RG Jermon Bushrod said he wants to re-sign with the Dolphins.

Miami converted Bushrod from left tackle to right guard this past season. He started all 17 games, including the Wild Card loss to the Steelers, and graded out as Pro Football Focus' second-worst guard out of 77 qualifiers, struggling badly as a run blocker. The 32-year-old won't command much on the open market and should face competition if he returns to the Dolphins.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 9 - 12:32 PM

Jermon Bushrod and Laremy Tunsil are the Dolphins' starting guards for Thursday's regular season dress rehearsal.

Neither player has run with their job the way the Dolphins had hoped this summer, but both are firmly on track to start Week 1. Tunsil is probably a little more secure than Bushrod, who has been struggling to put away Billy Turner. Turner is a bad player.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 06:48:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "remain hopeful" OL Jermon Bushrod will "become a factor" at right guard.

Billy Turner gobbled up the first-team reps during the offseason, but the Dolphins want converted-tackle Bushrod to win the job in camp. Bushrod was held out of spring practices as he recovered from shoulder surgery. Barring an August face-plant, Bushrod should beat out Turner, who was a major liability in 2015.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Dolphins T/G Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) participated in Monday's OTA practice.

Bushrod was likely limited coming off February shoulder surgery, but the return is a great sign for his availability for training camp. A former tackle, Bushrod is the favorite to start at right guard this season.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase is confident Jermon Bushrod will provide versatility along the offensive line.

Gase is hoping the lifelong tackle can make the conversion to guard, where the Dolphins are embarrassingly unsettled. "The good thing with me being with Bushrod last year was I saw a guy that played five spots in practice," Gase said. "(He) gives us some flexibility, gives us some depth at a lot of different spots. We're going to give (Bushrod) a chance to compete and see how he fits in." The Dolphins are throwing Bushrod, Kraig Urbik, Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Jamil Douglas at the wall and hoping two of them stick at guard.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Newly-signed OL Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) said he is "up for" playing guard with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins' guard situation has been dire for several seasons, and they have done little thus far this offseason to address the position besides bringing in Bushrod, who has never played guard in his life. Bushrod had shoulder surgery in February and is expected to be out until at least June. That means he will have at most some of OTAs and training camp to learn a brand new position. Bushrod sounds confident, but the Dolphins need to do much more to fix the interior of their line.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Dolphins signed OT Jermon Bushrod, formerly of the Bears, to a one-year contract.

Teams were expected to wait on Bushrod because of his recent shoulder operation but his market developed much faster than anticipated. He's reuniting with former Bears OC Adam Gase, who benched him for Charles Leno halfway through last season. The Dolphins view him as a possible starter at guard.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 08:27:00 PM

Free agent OT Jermon Bushrod will visit the Dolphins.

He's coming off shoulder surgery, but that hasn't stopped teams from checking in on him. In new Dolphins coach Adam Gase's 2015 Bears offense, Bushrod was benched for Charles Leno. The Vikings are also said to be "monitoring" Bushrod. The Dolphins are likely looking at Bushrod as a swing tackle behind RT Ja'Wuan James and LT Branden Albert, who both struggled with injuries last season.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Vikings are "monitoring" free agent OT Jermon Bushrod.

However, the sides have yet to schedule a visit, presumably because Bushrod is still early in his rehab from shoulder surgery. Bushrod is probably going to have to ride out the first wave of free agency without a deal.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:53:00 PM

Free agent OT Jermon Bushrod underwent shoulder surgery last week and has a four-month timetable.

It sounds like an operation that Bushrod should've gotten out of the way some time ago. For whatever reason, the surgery was delayed and Bushrod will now likely have to wait until June or July to draw serious interest from NFL teams.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 10:29:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent LT Jermon Bushrod needs shoulder surgery.

The Bears released Bushrod with the failed physical designation Tuesday. It sounds like the 31-year-old has a torn labrum. Once he gets surgery, Bushrod will likely be sidelined 4-6 months, meaning he'll probably be on the free-agent market deep into the summer. Bushrod may no longer be a competent starter.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Bears released LT Jermon Bushrod.

The move creates $4.3 million in cap space. Signed to a five-year, $35.965 million deal in 2013 to be Jay Cutler's blindside protector, Bushrod's play steadily declined before he was benched for Charles Leno early in 2015. Bushrod turns 32 in August. He'll hunt for work as a swing tackle. It's far from a guarantee the Bears move forward with Leno, who seems best suited to be a guard. Chicago could take a tackle at No. 11 overall, or hunt for a bargain in an uneven free agent class.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 05:18:00 PM

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.
Source: WGN Radio
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 11:28:00 AM

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

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