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Jermon Bushrod | Tackle | #74

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: Towson
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (125) / NO
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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. Mar 24 - 4:05 PM

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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
Mar 17 - 9:29 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.
Mar 10 - 8:27 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.
Mar 10 - 10:00 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.
Mar 9 - 10:53 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.
Feb 24 - 10:29 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.
Feb 17 - 11:52 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.
Feb 16 - 5:18 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
Jan 26 - 11:28 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

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

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3Logan Thomas
4Brandon Doughty
5Zac Dysert
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Kenyan Drake
3Damien Williams
4Daniel Thomas
5Isaiah Pead
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Kenyan Drake
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Griff Whalen
4Jakeem Grant
5Tyler Murphy
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
4A.J. Cruz
5Rashawn Scott
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4MarQueis Gray
5Thomas Duarte
LT1Branden Albert
2Jermon Bushrod
3Vinston Painter
LG1Laremy Tunsil
2Dallas Thomas
3Anthony Steen
C1Mike Pouncey
2Jacques McClendon
RG1Billy Turner
2Jamil Douglas
3Kraig Urbik
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Sam Young
3Ulrick John
K1Andrew Franks
2Marshall Koehn