The Saints released Bushrod on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Bushrod missed practice Thursday and Friday due to a non-injury issue. He was brought on by the Saints to compete for a utility backup. The 34-year-old was cut so the Saints could make room for running back Jonathan Williams.
Bushrod underwent surgery on his arm back in January, but was always expected to be ready for Organized Team Activities. The 33-year-old guard signed with the Saints in March and will be a nice depth option along their offensive line.
Bushrod underwent surgery in January to repair his right arm but expects to be back to full strength for the start of Organized Team Activities in April, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Bushrod was sidelined for the Dolphins' final six games last season due to a foot injury, but it appears that's no longer an issue for the 33-year-old. Instead, his focus has shifted to rehabbing the arm, though he doesn't view it as a concern heading into offseason workouts. It remains uncertain if Bushrod will attend OTAs with the Dolphins or another team, as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent March 14 and may not be re-signed by Miami after Jesse Davis filled in admirably at right guard in the second half of the season to solidify a starting spot in 2018. If Bushrod expresses no interest in returning to the Dolphins in a backup role or attracts little attention from other teams, he acknowledged that retirement is a possibility.
Bushrod (foot) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
The veteran lineman has been dealing with the foot injury for more than a month and has made limited progress in his recovery, so the Dolphins decided to shutter him for the remainder of 2017. Bushrod's absence likely locks in Jesse Davis as the team's starting right guard for the final two games.
|4||9/30/18||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ BAL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||11/29/18||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/18||@ CAR||8:15 pm|
|2007||New Orleans Saints||1||0|
|2008||New Orleans Saints||2||0|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||15||14|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||16||16|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||16|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||16|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0|
|2007||New Orleans Saints||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2007||New Orleans Saints||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|