Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 3/12/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: (L-R) Offensive lineman Carl Nicks #77 and Jermon Bushrod #74 of the New Orleans Saints get set to pass protect as Drew Brees #9 and Reggie Bush #25 await the snap against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 45-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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 offensive line coach. We had him listed as the No. 15 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
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