Monday afternoon the Miami Dolphin’s had announced the signing of free agent offensive lineman Daryn Colledge. Colledge started his career with the Green Bay Packers where he spent his first 5 seasons, and later spent 3 years with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Dolphins announced that the deal involves a 1 year contract, financial terms are yet to be disclosed.
While with the Packers Daryn Colledge had gained experience with current Miami Dolphin’s head coach Joe Philbin, where Philbin coached the offensive line for a season (2006). Colledge had plenty of success with Green Bay where he won a Super Bowl, and ultimately started 124 of his 128 games in his career.
Daryn Colledge was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2006 NFL draft in the 2nd round, 46th overall out of Boise State University. Colledge still holds a record at Boise State for most consecutive games played and started (52). Colledge also currently has the most consecutive games played by an offensive lineman (128). Colledge’s durability is without question a bonus for a notably fragile Dolphin’s offensive line as of late.
“Daryn is a proven player who brings a tremendous amount of experience and versatility to the organization. He is a welcome addition to our offensive line room.”
–Dennis Hickey on the Dolphins signing Daryn Colledge.
In the wake of Mike Pouncey’s injury, this signing by the Dolphin’s gives the offensive line some options in terms of what to do with Shelley Smith, and the general makeup of the offensive front.
Colledge weights in at 6’4″, 308 lbs. and will likely be taking reps at the left guard position.
What do you think about the signing of the veteran lineman?
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