Bears sign center Eric Kush to two-year deal

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Eric Kush was brought in as depth last year when the Bears lost center Hroniss Grasu to a torn ACL.

They must have liked what they saw, since they’re keeping Kush around.

The team announced they had signed the journeyman offensive lineman to a two-year deal.

Kush may be best known for his “Man of a Thousand Tank Tops” persona on Hard Knocks, and has had previous stints with the Chiefs, Buccaneers, Panthers, and Texans.

Kush started four games for the Bears last year, so he figures to be a valuable reserve in case their line isn’t ravaged by injuries again.

7 responses to “Bears sign center Eric Kush to two-year deal

  1. Way better move than bringing back Ted Larsen. That guy was a perpetual holding penalty. Kush was decent in relief of Sitton when he missed time, and could also relieve Long during the offseason while he recovers from his surgeries.

  2. Kush started four games for the Bears last year, so he figures to be a valuable reserve in case their line isn’t ravaged by injuries again.

    Huh?? Shouldn’t this read “…figures to be a valuable reserve in case their line IS ravaged by injuries again.”

    I mean, if their line ISN”T ravaged by injuries then who would give a flip about the bench warmers? Hell, if the line isn’t ravaged by injury they could save money by having you and me sitting on the bench.

  3. I remember his first start his rookie year with the Chiefs. It was the last game of the year at San Diego. He’d been a 6th round pick from California (College) in Pennsylvanian, which I’d never heard of before and haven’t since.

    I watched him get abused by the Chargers, pushed backwards two or three snaps nearly every play. He didn’t make the team the next summer. Good for him for improving and earning a two year bid.

  4. Since he is listed as a center what does this mean for Grasu? Hopefully they do not move the line around again and put Grasu back at center and move Whitehair to left guard. I like the signing. Adds some depth to the line. Find a left tackle somewhere and they will have a top 5 line.

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