It’s a hot time to be on Twitter and Jermon Bushrod just made things more interesting.
The beautiful thing about Twitter isn’t the trolls. Although some utilize the social media platform to do just that some use it to keep tabs on their favorite team’s players.
Now’s the time to be monitoring the player accounts. For example, Andre Branch expressed his re-signing with the Miami Dolphins earlier today. As did Kenny Stills.
Although not a tweet about re-signing, Bushrod tweeted his interest in returning to South Florida.
The NFL’s new league year drops tomorrow which means the Branden Albert is heading North to Jacksonville. That ultimately means Laremy Tunsil will take his spot at left tackle leaving a hole at the left guard position. And with Bushrod currently a free agent that makes for two holes at both guard spots.
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Miami has to decide which route they’re going to take. Bushrod, a 10-year veteran, proved to be a reliable option, starting all 17 games Miami played last season. He was, however, a liability at the same time.
Pro Football Focus rated Bushrod as the worst guard in the league last year. He had a 34.9 run-blocking grade while allowing five sacks and 34 quarterback pressures over the course of the season. To put his grade in perspective, Ja’Wuan James had a run-blocking grade of 81.
The Dolphins could be waiting to see how the guard market plays out. They have to believe that there’s a better option than Bushrod and are waiting for the right time to pounce. Or they may be waiting for the price tag to be as low as possible.