A league source has told Scout.com's Aaron Wilson that free-agent cornerback Jarrett Bush has re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on a three-year deal. Immediate financial details were not announced.
Veteran free agent defensive back Jarrett Bush has agreed to a three-year contract to stay with the Green Bay Packers after visiting the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
According to Rob Demovsky, Bush's agent said that the 27-year-old was only going to leave Green Bay if he received "starter's money" and "a starting situation." As you'd expect, no team was willing to oblige those offers.
Much-maligned by Packers fans early in his career, Bush developed into a key part of the special teams unit in Green Bay over the last handful of seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, no player on the Packers roster has more special teams tackles the last two years than Bush's 21.
While he is likely to remain a liability in coverage as a nickel or dime cornerback, Bush did play on almost 150 defensive snaps in 2011. After the season, coach Mike McCarthy said that he regretted not playing Bush in the secondary more as the year wore on.
In six seasons with the Packers, Bush has seven starts, 130 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three interceptions, including two last season.
Contract parameters for Bush's deal might be found in the three-year, $6 million ($1.8 million guaranteed) agreement the San Francisco 49ers made with special teams standout C.J. Spillman in early March. Bush's agent did confirm through Demovsky that his new three-year deal was better than the previous one he negotiated for in Green Bay.
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