Posted March 12, 2013 on
AP on Fox
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year contract with New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod, filling a major hole on the offensive line.
The Bears announced the signing Tuesday.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the deal is potentially worth about $36 million, with $17.7 million guaranteed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been released.
Bushrod was drafted in the fourth round by New Orleans in 2007. He started on the Bears' 2009 championship team and made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle fills a major hole on a line that has ranked among the league's worst in recent seasons. He reunites with Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, his position coach in New Orleans.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears have reached an agreement with former Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod on a five-year deal. Source: #Bears and reps for #Saints LT Jermon Bushrod are finishing up a long-term deal. #JayCutlersmiles — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013 Losing Bushrod is a huge blow to the Saints’ offensive line. The Bears...
Drew Brees has lost his blindside protector in left tackle Jermon Bushrod.
The Chicago Bears have made a statement that they want to protect their quarterback Jay Cutler by handing Bushrod a multi-year package worth millions.
Please click here to read this story.
The post New Orleans Saints lose Jermon Bushrod to Chicago Bears appeared first on Players View.
Ian Rapoport reports that the Chicago Bears and free agent OT Jermon Bushrod are finalizing a long-term agreement.
Sean Jenson reports that Bushrod’s deal is a five-year agreement.
The Saints were reportedly trying to retain Bushrod, but the Bears were clearly targeting an offensive tackle and Bushrod probably made the most sense for them given the addition of Aaron Kormer as...
It's official, Jermon Bushrod has left the Saints and hit a huge payday in the process. He'll re-join Aaron Kromer who's the offensive coordinator for the Bears and man the left tackle position for them which has largely been a black hole for years. This is a huge blow for the Saints, but Bushrod was never close to being worth $7 million a year. Not to the Saints, or...
The Chicago Bears made a bold statement on the first day of free agency addressing two major needs on the offensive side of the ball. Chicago signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. Both are significant upgrades to the same positions for the Bears and should help the play of quarterback Jay Cutler tremendously.
Bushrod, formerly of the New Orleans Saints...
Jermon Bushrod was someone I felt would get overpaid and sure enough he did. Bushrod may be a two-time Pro-Bowler, but that’s more to the credit of Drew Brees’ quick release and pocket presence and the how overall uneducated the Pro-Bowl voting public is. Bushrod may have two Pro-Bowl appearances, but has never been close to being voted an All-Pro by the writers, who tend to...
New Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod said playing under OC Aaron Kromer, who was his coach in New Orleans, is the main reason he chose to play in the Windy City.
The New Orleans Saints are losing another free agent, as starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod has reached a five-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
Bushrod's departure marks the second Saints free agent to leave the team on Tuesday, the first day that free agents could sign with other teams. Earlier, backup quarterback Chase Daniel inked a three-year deal with the Kansas...
The Chicago Bears once again opened the free agency period with a flurry of signings geared towards improving their team to make another run to the playoffs. Shortly after the 3pm opening gun former Giants tight end Martellus Bennett announced that he was on his way to Chicago to sign with the Bears.
Bennett is that strong balanced TE the Bears have been looking for and will...
The Chicago Bears made two big announcements with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod, and the expected roster cuts to free up cap space, but there is still plenty more that needs to be accomplished. The Bears still have 11 free agents of their own that they have expressed interest in bringing back and not one of them has signed yet.
So where should the...
The Chicago Bears are making left tackle a major free-agent focus.
A source told FOXSports.com that Miami's Jake Long and New Orleans' Jermon Bushrod are atop the team's wish list when the free-agent signing period begins at 4 p.m. ET.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Long reached the Pro Bowls during each of his first four seasons in Miami. But a lengthy...
Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery says now that Jermon Bushrod is installed at left tackle, the right tackle spot will come down to a competition between Gabe Carimi and J’Marcus Webb.
The dust began settling Wednesday for the Chicago Bears following their triumphant dive into free agency. After signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod (five years, $39.5 million) and tight end Martellus Bennett (four years, $20 million), the Bears cut ties with three veterans and watched a fourth begin taking visits elsewhere.
Tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth, along with defensive...
With the additions of Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod yesterday, Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery has given Jay Cutler everything the QB needs to bring his game to the next level.