Bushrod signs tender with Saints

Add Jermon Bushrod to the list of restricted free agents who have gone ahead and signed their tenders with the New Orleans Saints. The team just sent out an e-mail announcing the move.

Again, this is not at all surprising because the market for restricted free agents has been almost non-existent and the deadline for other teams to make offers is Thursday. But keeping Bushrod, as well as Zach Strief who signed his tender Monday, gives the Saints some quality depth on the offensive line.

Bushrod started most of last season at left tackle as Jammal Brown missed the year with an injury. Brown’s expected to be back this season, but Bushrod likely will be the top backup at both tackle positions.