Two-time Pro Bowl tackle Jermon Bushrod to retire with Saints

Saints guard Jermon Bushrod mourns death of newborn daughter

Jermon Bushrod, a two-time Pro Bowl left tackle and a cornerstone of the New Orleans Saints’ offensive line during their Super Bowl championship season, will announce his retirement Thursday.

According to USA Today, Bushrod will sign a one-day contract with the Saints and announce his retirement during their preseason finale against the Dolphins on Thursday night.

A fourth-round pick by the Saints in 2007, Bushrod played his first six seasons in New Orleans, making the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. He started 14 games at left tackle for the Saints’ Super Bowl championship team in 2009. 

After stints with the Bears and Dolphins, Bushrod re-signed with the Saints before last season, was cut, then re-signed again, ultimately playing in 11 games with six starts. The Saints also selected him last year to receive the Ed Block Courage Award, for his perseverance following the death of his infant daughter.