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Jermon Bushrod to Retire With the Saints

Bushrod spent seven of his 12 NFL seasons with the Saints including winning Super Bowl XLIV in 2009

Photo Courtesy of NOLA.com

Longtime offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod will sign a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints and officially retire from the NFL on Thursday after 12 seasons.

New Orleans drafted Bushrod in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and he spent the first two seasons as a reserve until he became the starting left tackle in the 2009 season that eventually led to a Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Bushrod’s level of play was awarded when he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012 and the Chicago Bears signed him in 2013 to a five-year, $35 million dollar contract.

After spending five seasons with the Bears and Miami Dolphins, Bushrod returned to New Orleans last season where he started six games when Terron Armstead was sidelined with an injury.

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