Jermon Bushrod, Dolphins Agree to New Contract

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2017

Miami Dolphins offensive guard Jermon Bushrod blocks against the New England Patriots during a NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)
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The Miami Dolphins and offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod agreed to a new contract Thursday, the team announced on Twitter. 

Terms of the deal were not immediately available. 

Bushrod joined the Dolphins prior to the 2016 season, and he proceeded to start all 16 games at right guard. 

However, the two-time Pro Bowler wasn't exactly a model of stability during his first season in South Florida. 

According to Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson, Bushrod was inconsistent for an offensive line that finished the season ranked 30th overall: "Bushrod was a huge problem at RG all season, allowing five sacks and 34 total QB pressures as a pass blocker. He was also disastrous in the run game, with a 34.9 run-blocking grade, making him the lowest-graded guard league-wide in that facet."

Despite the shaky campaign, Bushrod maintained a desire to suit up for the Dolphins again in 2017. 

"That’s my plan [to return]. I’m not interested in moving anymore," Bushrod said in January, per ESPN.com's James Walker. "I enjoy it here. My wife enjoys it here in South Florida. But free agency is wild. We will see what the future holds."

Now back in the fold, Bushrod will attempt to emerge as a steadier piece of the Dolphins' protection scheme as he continues to adjust to life at right guard following years at tackle.

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