Chicago Bears Free Agency 2013: Bears Sign Offensive Tackle Jermon Bushrod

March 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears continued their rapid start to the 2013 NFL free-agency period by signing former Saints Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod to a five-year contract today (via the Chicago Sun-Times).
Bears general manager Phil Emery isn't messing around.
The Chicago Bears got off to a fast start in free agency with the signing of tight end Martellus Bennett almost immediately after the bell went off, and speculation swirled that the club was in the mix for help along the offensive line.
The Bears have been mentioned amongst possible suitors for Dolphins tackle Jake Long.  But with the Bushrod signing and Long being scheduled to visit with the St. Louis Rams, it's more than likely that the Bears are no longer players for the services of the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft.
It was no mystery that the Bears were going to try and upgrade the offensive line.  Whether through the draft or via free agency, the Chicago Bears had li...

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