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Jermon Bushrod | Tackle

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: Towson
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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. Jul 30 - 10:33 PM

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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

Bears agreed to terms on a five-year, $36 million contract with LT Jermon Bushrod, formerly of the Saints.

The Bears were on a mission to upgrade Jay Cutler's protection, and they've done so slightly. Although Bushrod is big-name left tackle because he's kept Drew Brees upright, he actually graded out similarly to J'Marcus Webb in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings. Habitually, Cutler doesn't get the ball out nearly as quickly as Brees. Still, the Bears certainly know what they're getting as offensive line coach Aaron Kromer worked with Bushrod in New Orleans. At the very least, they've increased depth at a thin unit. Webb may kick to right tackle, with Gabe Carimi sliding inside to guard.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 06:42:00 PM

The Bears are reportedly "in talks" with free agent LT Jermon Bushrod.

The offensive-line needy Bears already missed out on Phil Loadholt, Andy Levitre and Louis Vasquez. Bushrod is far from elite, but he'd certainly be an upgrade on J'Marcus Webb. Drew Brees took just 26 sacks last season.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Free agent LT Jermon Bushrod is shooting down rumors that he's seeking "Jahri Evans money."

He better, because he won't get it. Part of a somewhat soft offensive tackle market, Bushrod is unlikely to approach the seven-year, $56.7 million contract teammate Evans received in New Orleans. Bushrod turns 29 before the season. We'd anticipate something more along the lines of $30 million across five years.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:33:00 AM

There have reportedly been no significant talks at all between the Saints and free agent LT Jermon Bushrod.

It's a surprise that the Saints aren't doing more to retain Drew Brees' blindside protector. They haven't yet slashed the salaries of Jonathan Vilma or Will Smith, giving them little wiggle room under the cap. Bushrod will test the market, which means the Saints will be playing with fire.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Free agent LT Jermon Bushrod is "50-50" to re-sign with the Saints.

Per SI's Peter King, Bushrod's Saints future could depend on Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith restructuring their deals. If it's Vilma and Smith holding the Saints back from keeping Drew Brees' blindside protector, it's shocking one or both haven't been cut loose already. Bushrod is far more important to the Saints' 2013 chances. Neither Vilma nor Smith is a fit for New Orleans' new 3-4 defense.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 08:36:00 AM

SI's Peter King expects the Saints to be "very aggressive" in attempting to re-sign free agent LT Jermon Bushrod before Tuesday.

If left unsigned Bushrod would hit the market on Tuesday as a top-three left tackle, behind only Jake Long and probably ahead of Sam Baker. While not an elite blindside protector, Bushrod has done just well enough to keep Drew Brees' jersey clean as a starter the past four seasons. We suspect Bushrod would gladly accept a contract worth $7 million annually, just less than Will Beatty's.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 01:00:00 AM

The Saints' top priority among their own free agents remains LT Jermon Bushrod.

As of Monday, the Saints were reportedly $5.43 million over the salary cap. They've since restructured some deals and plan on redoing more, but it probably won't clear enough room to make Bushrod a top-dollar offer. He's now our No. 7 free agent tackle available in a class that's thinned out following the franchise tagging of Ryan Clady/Branden Albert and the Giants' re-signing of Will Beatty. Bushrod said Thursday that he hasn't heard anything new regarding negotiations.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 08:33:00 AM's Albert Breer reports the Saints have "made it clear" they want to re-sign free agent LT Jermon Bushrod, and that the sides plan to talk next week.

The Saints have sent mixed signals on Bushrod's future, but appear ready to make him a competitive offer before the start of free agency on March 12. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported last month Bushrod is not a candidate for the franchise tag. Coming off a middling season, Bushrod would further flood a crowded tackle market if he reaches free agency.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 11:55:00 AM

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