PARKLAND — Jermon Bushrod isn’t retiring and Sam Young is in a holding pattern as the NFL’s free-agent window is about to open.
Bushrod, a former Pro Bowl guard who endured an injury-shortened 2017 season, said he wants to play a 12th NFL season. Bushrod revealed his plans during an appearance Sunday at a youth football clinic the Dolphins conducted with players from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High at Pine Trails Park.
“I’m going to keep going,” said Bushrod, who will be 34 next season. “I want to do it again. I feel good. I wouldn’t say I’m 100 percent healthy but after I get this brace off my wrist, I’ll feel a lot better about myself.”
Bushrod doesn’t want his career to end on its present note.
“I went out last year,” he said. “That was my first year on injured reserve, not being able to finish the season.”
Bushrod said he’d “love” to play for the Dolphins in 2018, “But at the end of the day, it’s a business and they’re going to make the best decision that they feel they have to make for the future.”
Young, a free-agent offensive tackle, also is uncertain about his future, saying things are “quiet” as free agency begins this week.
“In terms of my own situation, we’ll see what happens when we come to it and just make the best decision for myself and my family.”
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