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Saints Officially Welcome Back OL Jermon Bushrod

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We’re getting the band back together! (‘cept Jimmy)

New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

After losing Senio Kelemete to the Houston Texans to take a starting job on the Houston offensive line, and after the retirement announcement of Zach Strief, the New Orleans Saints lacked the depth at offensive line they had in 2017. The team was able to address this (at least partially), by bringing back OL Jermon Bushrod, who had his formal “Welcome Back” announced by the Saints earlier today.

Bushrod signed a one-year contract worth a little over $1 million. He played his previous two seasons with the Miami Dolphins after three seasons in Chicago. Before joining the Bears in 2013, Bushrod spent the first year six years of his career in New Orleans (including starting every game during the 2009 Super Bowl season and back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2011 & 2012).

Bushrod had one of the least-productive years of his career last year in Miami, playing in only 10 games and ending the season on Injured Reserve due to a foot injury. He’ll enter 2018 as a rotational lineman that should be more than familiar with the Saints and Sean Payton’s offense.