An old friend is set to visit the Chicago Bears, as they seek help for their offensive line: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweets that Eric Kush is scheduled to visit Halas Hall. And if things go well, Biggs adds the plan is to sign him once he passes a physical and COVID protocols.
Kush, 31, is a free agent who played 23 games for the Bears from 2016-18. He made 11 starts in that time, including seven as the team’s left guard early in the 2018 season. Chicago used Kush in a rotation with then-rookie James Daniels as the Iowa product got up to speed. So at least he would come in knowing the system and terminology, while also having experience as a starter.
The Bears’ offensive line issues aren’t new to anyone around these parts, so I’m wondering why it took this long to call up Kush in the first place. But better late than never, I guess.
Since leaving Chicago, Kush signed a free agent contract with the Browns (2019). He played in 16 games (7 starts), but eventually left to sign a free agent deal with the Raiders last March. However, Kush never suited up for Las Vegas’ football team. In fact, he started the year on Injured Reserve, but was subsequently released with an injury settlement. But a return to football appears on the horizon.