Eric Kush
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Eric Kush

Eric Kush
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Kush with the Chicago Bears
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 30)
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Chartiers Valley
College:California (PA)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 170
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games Played:49
Games Started:19
Player stats at

Eric Kush (born September 9, 1989) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at California University of Pennsylvania. Kush was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round with the 170th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Kush was drafted in the sixth round with the 170th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Chiefs.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 6, 2015, Kush was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] On September 14, 2015, he was waived by the Buccaneers.[4]

Carolina Panthers

On September 16, 2015, the Carolina Panthers signed Kush to their practice squad. He was released by the Panthers on October 27, 2015.[5]

Houston Texans

On November 5, 2015, the Houston Texans signed Kush to a two-year contract.[6] On November 15, 2015, Kush was released by the Texans.

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams

On November 17, 2015, Kush was claimed off top shelf waivers by the St. Louis Rams. On September 3, 2016, Kush was waived by the Rams as part of their final roster cuts.[7]

Chicago Bears

On September 4, 2016, Kush was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[8] He appeared in eight games with four starts for the Bears in 2016.

On February 15, 2017, Kush signed a two-year contract extension with the Bears.[9] Kush suffered a torn hamstring during training camp and was ruled out for the season.[10]

Kush started the first seven weeks of the 2018 season at left guard, eventually sharing time with rookie James Daniels. Daniels took over the position when Kush suffered a neck injury.[11] In November, with right guard Kyle Long on injured reserve, Kush began splitting the role with Bryan Witzmann.[12]

Cleveland Browns

On March 14, 2019, Kush signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.[13]

Kush was released by the Browns on February 17, 2020.[14]


  1. ^ "Draft Prospects - Eric Kush". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Paylor, Terez A. (September 5, 2015). "Chiefs set 53-man roster after cutting Mike Catapano, Eric Kush and others". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Kania, Joe (September 6, 2015). "5 Things to Know about Players Claimed". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Smith, Scott (September 14, 2015). "Bucs Add Veteran Hawley to O-Line". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "On The Prowl 9/16: Nine-Minute Madden Fumble". September 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Wilson, Aaron (November 5, 2015). "Texans signed lineman Eric Kush to two-year, $984,706 contract".
  7. ^ "Rams Make 53-Man Roster Decisions". September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Finley, Patrick (September 4, 2016). "Bears claim C Eric Kush form Rams, CB Cre'von LeBlanc from Pats". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 15, 2017). "Bears ink Kush to two-year deal".
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 7, 2017). "Kush out for season with torn hamstring".
  11. ^ Eurich, Matt (October 27, 2018). "James Daniels to make first NFL start in Week 8". Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 4, 2018). "2-Minute Drill: Fuller leads takeaway parade". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Shook, Nick (March 14, 2019). "Browns sign veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush".
  14. ^ "Browns release 4 players". February 17, 2020.

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