Written by Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post
The Dolphins are bringing in at least three offensive linemen for a workout on Monday as they figure out how to replace center Mike Pouncey.
Pouncey underwent hip surgery last week and is out indefinitely. Daryn Colledge, a guard who spent the last three seasons with Arizona, will visit with the Dolphins, a league source told the Palm Beach Post. Colledge has started every game since the 2008 season but would be playing center for the first time in his career.
Miami is also bringing in Samson Satele and Steve Vallos and will workout one additional lineman, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported.
Colledge, 32, played with Green Bay from 2006-2010. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was the Packers’ offensive line coach and then offensive coordinator during Colledge’s time in Green Bay. He was a starter on Green Bay’s 2010 Super Bowl championship team.
Satele, 29, has been in the NFL since 2007 and spent his first two seasons as the Dolphins’ starting center. He was with the Colts for the last two seasons. Vallos, 30, has bounced around the NFL since after playing his first three years with Seattle. He spent last year as a reserve for Denver and has started nine of his 59 NFL games.
Pro Football Focus guarded Satele 31st of 35 NFL centers last year. Colledge graded 45th of 81 guards.
The Dolphins could also decide to stay in-house and replace Pouncey with second-year lineman Sam Brenner or veteran backup Nate Garner. Undrafted rookie center Tyler Larsen (Utah) is also on the roster and trying to earn a spot with the team. New Dolphins guard Shelley Smith received some snaps at center during OTAs. If Colledge, or another guard, signs with Miami the Dolphins could consider moving Smith to center.
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