Daryn Colledge restructures deal with Cardinals

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The Cardinals haven’t done all that much in free agency this offseason, but they’ve got some more money available if they want to start making more moves.

Guard Daryn Colledge restructured his deal with the team to clear up $2.325 million in cap space for the 2012 season by converting a chunk of his base salary into a signing bonus. Colledge’s cap number drops from $5.5 million to $3.175 million in 2012 and rises from $6.5 million to $7.275 million in the three remaining years of his deal.

Colledge confirmed the move in a text message to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

“No bigs. Anything to help sign some guys.”

The Cardinals have signed guard Adam Snyder and cornerback William Gay since the start of free agency. They’ve also re-signed kicker Jay Feely, wide receiver Early Doucet, tackle Levi Brown, linebacker Reggie Walker, tackle D’Anthony Batiste and long snapper Mike Leach.