Ex-Miami Dolphins OL Jermon Bushrod says rejoining New Orleans Saints is ‘perfect fit’

Dolphins coach Adam Gase talks with guard Jermon Bushrod during practice. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Former Dolphins guard Jermon Bushrod is gearing up for a 12th NFL season, agreeing to rejoin his original team, the New Orleans Saints, on a one-year deal.

“They’re bringing me in to be a veteran swing guy and that’s OK,” Bushrod, 33, told Saints reporters Tuesday, according to NOLA.com. “I know for the last nine years, I’ve started in this league.

“There comes a time and place where you have to sit back and put some of your accomplishments of past seasons, look at them and figure out where you are in your career physically, mentally and where you’re trying to go and what you’re trying to accomplish. I felt like this was the perfect fit.”

Bushrod ended last season on injured reserve and uncertain if he’d retire. He told South Florida reporters a week ago that he had decided to continue playing. At that point, he preferred to re-sign with either the Dolphins or Saints.

“It’s a good time for the family,” Bushrod said. “My wife is a New Orleans native, so she’s happy, my side of the family is happy, her friends are happy, and we’re happy to be here.”

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