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Cardinals to cut Daryn Colledge, hope to sign Albert or Saffold

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The Cardinals are planning to upgrade their offensive line by cutting a veteran starter and signing a better replacement.

Daryn Colledge, a guard who has started all 16 games in all three of his seasons in Arizona, is apparently about to be released. Colledge said goodbye to Arizona on Twitter on Saturday.

“Wanna thank you the fans and the Cardinals for an amazing opportunity. A great organization headed in the right direction. Wish ya the best,” Colledge wrote.

The 32-year-old Colledge would have been due a $4.8 million salary this season, so it’s no surprise that he was a cap casualty. The question now is where the Cardinals will look to improve on the offensive line.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals’ No. 1 target is free agent left tackle Branden Albert. If they’re not able to acquire the sought-after Albert, the Cardinals’ Plan B would be guard/tackle Rodger Saffold. Either Albert or Saffold would improve the Cardinals’ offensive line.

Colledge will become a free agent as soon as his release from the Cardinals is official, and one place where he could find a job is Miami, as he previously played for coach Joe Philbin in Green Bay. Saffold handled his departure from Arizona with class, and the Dolphins could use a classy veteran on their offensive line.

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10 Responses to “Cardinals to cut Daryn Colledge, hope to sign Albert or Saffold”
  1. luz56 says: Mar 8, 2014 8:33 PM

    Please add Saffold… Albert is over rated. No heart, weak injury prone and no mean steak….

  2. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 8, 2014 8:34 PM

    Fun fact : the College of Cardinals elects the Pope.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2014 8:34 PM

    Durin’ college, he seldom went to class, stopped shaving, and let his hair grow long.

  4. uwsptke says: Mar 8, 2014 8:34 PM

    Colledge has excelled in pass protection but is a liability in the run game. So yeah, he’d be a perfect fit in Miami if they decide to throw the ball 80% of the time again.

  5. andreboy1 says: Mar 8, 2014 8:39 PM

    Someone should tell their coach that Kangol went out of style in 1997.

  6. jeffnfl says: Mar 8, 2014 8:41 PM

    Please no Albert, go after Monroe or Veldheer or something.

  7. 1pwrightt says: Mar 8, 2014 8:55 PM

    Coolidge was actually getting better. 4.8 million worth better, NO, but the offense did get better as the season went on and he was a part of that. I wish him well wherever he goes.

  8. jakeplummersghost says: Mar 8, 2014 10:51 PM

    Fun fact: Leonard Pope was drafted by the Cardinals.

  9. beattention says: Mar 9, 2014 9:12 AM

    Why in the world would a team wanting to sign Albert he doesn’t have the fire to play at the level you expect from a NFL player.

  10. laxcoach37 says: Mar 9, 2014 12:26 PM

    He would be a good signing for any Team needing depth and he will come with a decent price tag. No team is going to give him more than a 1 year at his age.

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