Written by Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel
The Dolphins have signed left guard Daryn Colledge, an eight-year veteran who spent the last three seasons with Arizona and his first five seasons with Dolphins coach Joe Philbin in Green Bay, according to an NFL source. Colledge, who started for Green Bay in its Super XLV victory over Pittsburgh, was signed to a one-year deal. He's the active NFL leader in consecutive games played (128) for guards and second in consecutive games started (97).
Colledge, who played at Boise State, was cut by the Cardinals in June because he was scheduled to earn $5 million and cost $7.2 million on the salary cap.
Colledge was rated as the 42nd-best guard in the NFL last season by ProFootballFocus.com. That's three spots above John Jerry, a Dolphins starter last season, and 17 spots below former Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and current Dolphins right guard Shelley Smith.
Last season Colledge allowed two sacks, nine hurries and 18 quarterback hits in 1,050 plays, according to ProFootballFocus.com. By comparison, Jerry allowed five sacks, four hurries and 16 quarterback hits in 1,028 plays.
Dallas Thomas, the Dolphins; third-round pick in 2013, ended minicamp as the team's starter at left guard and earned high praise from Philbin for his offseason improvement. Smith is the starter at right guard.
Colledge, a second-round pick of Green Bay in 2006, is the highest draft pick ever from Alaska. He grew up in North Pole, located 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks, and lived on S. Santa Claus Lane.
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