Adam Gase wanted Jermon Bushrod.
He got him — and hopes to teach an old lineman new tricks.
The Dolphins project Bushrod, the career tackle who signed a one-year contract Thursday night, as a guard.
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Bushrod, who played under Gase in Chicago last year, is 31 years old.
His challenge in his 10th NFL season is twofold: Get healthy and learn a new position.
Bushrod underwent shoulder surgery to repair a tear last month. He is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Hopefully, he’ll have some time to learn how to play guard. He was a tackle at King George (Va.) High School. He was a tackle at Towson University. He was a tackle for the New Orleans Saints. And for the past three years, he was a tackle for the Chicago Bears.
He’ll compete with Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Jamil Douglas this spring. None of them played particularly well in 2015. The Dolphins could also add competition through the draft.