Miami Dolphins’ ‘Good Guy’ winner Jermon Bushrod uncertain on retirement

Jermon Bushrod has always had a welcoming side at the practice facility. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE — Jermon Bushrod wasn’t required to answer questions Thursday, but he did anyway.

Which was exactly the point.

Bushrod, a guard, appeared in the media workroom at Dolphins camp to accept the “Good Guy Award” from the South Florida chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association as the Dolphins player who best helped beat reporters do their jobs.

The team has a policy shielding players on injured reserve from fielding questions from the media — that’s why we haven’t heard from quarterback Ryan Tannehill — but Bushrod said, “I’ll take a few.” Which shouldn’t have surprised anyone in the room.

Bushrod hasn’t played since injuring his foot in the Tampa Bay game, and at age 33, there appears to be a good chance he’ll retire.

“We’ll really figure it out after the season, to be honest with you,” Bushrod said. “I can tell you how I’m feeling right now, then you ask me tomorrow, I’ll probably tell you a different thing. So as we are right now, I’m just worried about getting myself feeling better and then we’ll really kind of assess all that in the near future.”

Bushrod was taken in the fourth round by the Saints in 2007 and has played 134 games with 122 starts, including 26 starts with the Dolphins over the past two seasons. Bushrod made the Pro Bowl in 2011 and ’12 with the Saints.

From a media standpoint, Bushrod is known as a stand-up player willing to tackle tough questions even after losses.

“I would love to talk about a couple more Ws here and there, but I did miss you with everything that was going on with me health-wise,” Bushrod told reporters. “As far as myself, I’m just trying to get back on track so we can get back to 100 percent.”

Bushrod admitted “some guys don’t like dealing with” questions after a defeat.

“It’s easy to talk after a win but you know it’s a little tougher after a loss,” he said. “I appreciate you guys all just being very respectful, very good to me. And wherever this journey takes us, I do appreciate the image you betrayed of myself and this team for the most part.”

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