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Dolphins Sign Daryn Colledge


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?

 

Tags: Miami Dolphins

  • Johnny

    Nice depth at the Guard position… He’ll fight it out with Thomas, Turner, and Smith 1 of those 2 Starting Guard positions…. Don’t see Smith moving to Center. don’t believe he’s ever played much at Center.. Right now, Brenner is still the best option at Center…
    This signing of Colledge won’t change much.. Just depth or battle his way into one of those starting Guard positions.. That’s all.. Good signing.. Experienced and very durable, playing in 128 games/ starting 124 of them… Not bad at all..

    • LostSok

      Love the versatility for being experienced. And a real high-character guy. Blue collar worker. Strong presence in the locker room. My dream-hope is Larsen shocks everyone by being NFL ready or Brenner takes a solid step forward, and Colledge is just a great depth guy…but if not he should be strong enough to help our line get on track.

      And in the former scenario or when Pouncey returns, great insurance at G if needed.

      Terrific signing, IMHO.

      • Johnny

        Yep.. One of those guys will ..My bet is that Brenner starts at Center week 1… But as for Colledge… He will play Guard and Guard only… Either as a back-up or starter… Solid addition… Phins up!!

        • Johnny

          I think this has NOTHING to do with Pouncy.. Everybody mentions the Pouncy injury along with the signing of Colledge…
          BEFORE Pouncy got injured, WE NEEDED DEPTH… IMO.. Good signing as a GUARD.. And Shelly Smith won’t move to Center..
          So, it’s just a solid addition… Nothing to do with Pouncy’s injury.. IMO.. WE NEEDED THIS GUY A MONTH AGO BEFORE POUNCY’S INJURY….