The Bears general manager made a splash in addressing two primary needs on offense, signing former Giants and Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year contract, and a couple of hours later reaching terms on a five-year deal with ex-Saints left tackle Jermon Bushrod.
The second move reunites Bushrod with new Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, who developed Bushrod from a fourth-round draft pick in 2007 to a two-time Pro Bowler protecting Drew Brees’ blind side. It also leaves the future of incumbent J’Marcus Webb in doubt, since if Bushrod does the same for Jay Cutler here – Webb may be left to compete for the right tackle position or simply be a backup, if he remains with the club at all.
Bennett comes in after a career year with the Giants (55 receptions, five touchdowns) – after signing a one-year deal with New York at this time a year ago.
Bears sign blindside protector Jermon Bushrod
CSN Chicago | Mar 12