When the Miami Dolphins signed offensive tackle Marc Colombo, it made Vernon Carey, the incumbent starter at right tackle, expendable. So to save his job, Carey has changed positions and restructured his contract.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Carey apparently has agreed to restructure his contract. His current deal was scheduled to pay him $4.15 million in 2011 and nearly $16 million over the next three years.
Carey also moved to guard at today’s practice.
The Dolphins chose Carey with the 19th overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft, and after spending most of his rookie year as a backup he settled in as their starting right tackle.