Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The NFL is an extremely brutal game so when one gets injured, there’s hardly anyone who questions that player’s toughness. In fact, it’s expected every year that every player will get nicked up in some sort of way. Some get minor injuries while some get major and season-ending injuries. Sometimes, players even get career-ending injuries. With so many injuries every year, it shines a different light on Daryn Colledge, John Denney and Randy Starks, who are all working to keep their consecutive games played and/or starts streak alive.
Colledge, an offensive lineman who was signed after Mike Pouncey underwent surgery back in May, has played in 129 and started in 98 consecutive games. This is the longest and second-longest active NFL streaks respectively among guards. Denney, the long-snapper for the Dolphins has played in 145 consecutive games, which is a franchise record. He has played in every game in his ten year career. Starks, a defensive tackle, has played in 109 consecutive games, which is the most among active defensive tackles throughout the NFL.
All three players appear to be well on their way to continuing their respective streaks on Sunday and barring injury, should continue to rack up more games this season.