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American Football Database
Eric Kush
Kush with the Chicago Bears
No. 72     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: California (PA)
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 170
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2013 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games Played     33
Games Started     12

Eric Kush (born September 9, 1989) is an American football guard for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). 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 one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.[13]


  1. "Draft Prospects - Eric Kush". Retrieved May 7, 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 September 16, 2015.
  3. Kania, Joe (September 6, 2015). "5 Things to Know about Players Claimed". Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. Smith, Scott (September 14, 2015). "Bucs Add Veteran Hawley to O-Line". Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. "On The Prowl 9/16: Nine-Minute Madden Fumble". September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 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 September 4, 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 November 4, 2018.
  12. Mayer, Larry (November 4, 2018). "2-Minute Drill: Fuller leads takeaway parade". Chicago Bears. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  13. Shook, Nick (March 14, 2019). "Browns sign veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush".

External links

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