Willie Colon restructured his deal to remain with the Steelers, but that’s not the only move he’s making this offseason.
Colon said Wednesday that he is now playing left guard for Pittsburgh. He looked like the presumptive favorite to start at right tackle, but Colon’s size has long made him a candidate to kick inside.
“I’ve made the transition to left guard,” Colon said, via Mike Prisuta of WDVE. “I like it. It’s just a matter of learning the verbiage.”
The drafting of Mike Adams likely put this plan into motion for the Steelers. They had Adams working at left tackle during the rookie minicamp and will likely give him every chance to win the spot this summer. Marcus Gilbert would be the other choice and would likely move to the right side if the team feels Adams is up to the task. With first-round pick David DeCastro penciled in as the starting right guard, it looks like the Steelers offensive line is going to look very different when the start of next season rolls around.