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Willie Colon | Guard

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: Hofstra
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Jets activated RG Willie Colon (knee, biceps) from the camp/PUP list.
He only sat on PUP for four days. Colon is the Jets' starting right guard, with sophomore Brian Winters as the favorite to man left guard. The tackles are D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini with Nick Mangold at center. Jul 27 - 1:33 PM

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Jets placed RG Willie Colon (knee, biceps) on the active/PUP list.

OLB Antwan Barnes (knee) joins him, as he's recovering from a torn ACL. Colon tore his biceps in the season finale before undergoing a knee scope during the spring. He's not expected to miss much time during camp, but the injuries have been racking up for Colon during his career. He'll be ready by Week 1.
Jul 23 - 1:24 PM

Jets RG Willie Colon (knee, biceps) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Colon will be shut down 4-6 weeks recovering from his knee scope, but is hoping to be available for the start of camp. With four surgeries over the last four years, his durability is a concern. The Jets lack depth at guard behind Colon, with Brian Winters, William Campbell, and Dakota Dozier all getting extended looks during OTAs. Barring a setback, Colon will be ready for Week 1.
May 31 - 3:05 PM

Jets RG Willie Colon will have his knee scoped.

Colon is already on the shelf rehabbing a torn biceps, so he may as well get the knee cleaned up. The 31-year-old is questionable for the start of camp and could be in a race to be ready Week 1 due to the biceps injury. Youngsters Brian Winters, William Campbell, and Dakota Dozier will see extra reps.
May 28 - 1:37 PM

Jets re-signed RG Willie Colon to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Colon started all 16 games at right guard last season, grading out as a top-four pass-blocking guard at Pro Football Focus. However, he did struggle as a run blocker, took 12 penalties, and tore his biceps in Week 17. The soon-to-be 31-year-old will bring some much-needed continuity. He'll be ready for Week 1.
Mar 19 - 1:15 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets "have had discussions" with free agent G/T Willie Colon.

The Jets have holes at both guard spots and right tackle. Colon can play all three positions but would ideally slide back in as a guard. He's our No. 2 available free-agent guard, behind Travelle Wharton. Colon is rehabbing a torn biceps.
Mar 17 - 7:55 PM

ESPN New York reports the Jets plan to let free agent G/T Willie Colon test the open market.

Colon is coming off a Week 17 torn biceps, so he's not going to generate a ton of interest in the first waves of free agency. Assuming he's affordable, the Jets would be wise to keep Colon on the cheap after he started all 16 games last season and proved an above-average pass protector on the interior.
Mar 7 - 9:58 AM

ESPN New York expects free agent G/T Willie Colon (torn biceps) to be "good to go" for training camp.

Colon suffered the injury in Week 17, but is apparently progressing on schedule. Colon appeared to be breaking down in 2011-12, but started all 16 games last season. If he can rehab without setbacks, Colon should be able to find a new deal before the beginning of camp.
Feb 13 - 9:14 PM

ESPN Falcons blogger Vaughn McClure expects the team to show some interest in impending free agent G/T Willie Colon.

GM Thomas Dimitroff isn't one to break the bank in free agency; he seeks bargains. New OL coach Mike Tice wanted Colon to sign with the Bears prior to the 2011 season when Tice was the offensive coordinator in Chicago. Atlanta fielded one of the sorriest lines in the league last season and needs to seek upgrades. Colon recently underwent biceps surgery and should come cheap.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 31 - 9:19 AM

ESPN New York reports Jets RG Willie Colon tore his biceps in the Week 17 finale.

It's terrible timing for Colon, who is set to hit free agency. The 30-year-old started all 16 games for the first time since 2009 and was a stout pass protector for Gang Green. The Jets would probably like to bring him back after fellow guards Vladimir Ducasse and Brian Winters were completely overmatched while splitting time at left guard. Colon will be questionable for the start of training camp.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 12:50:00 PM

The Jets will use Willie Colon as their starting left guard.

It was Colon's position in Pittsburgh, where he graded out as a top-15 run-blocking guard and top-25 pass blocker in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings. The Jets' O-Line is coming together. We expect it to read like this: LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, LG Colon, C Nick Mangold, RG Brian Winters, RT Austin Howard.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:31:00 AM

Jets signed OG Willie Colon to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Pro Football Focus graded Colon as a top-15 run-blocking guard and top-25 pass-blocking guard in 2012, but charted him with the most penalties in the league at the position. Turning 30 in April, Colon figures to replace Brandon Moore as the Jets' starting right guard. New York now has four starting offensive linemen in place: LT Brick Ferguson, C Nick Mangold, RG Colon, and RT Austin Howard.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Steelers released OG Willie Colon.

The seven-year vet was designated a June 1 release, allowing the Steelers to spread his cap hit over the next two seasons. The move clears $5.5 million in 2013 space. Despite the "June 1" designation, Colon can immediately sign with any team. With experience at both guard and tackle, Colon should have a nice market in the second wave of free agency provided his troublesome knees check out.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers' re-signing of LG Ramon Foster "casts doubt" on Willie Colon's future with the team.

Colon, Pittsburgh's incumbent left guard, is owed a $5.5 million salary. Beat writer Ed Bouchette has speculated Colon could be designated a post-June 1 cut, allowing the Steelers to spread out his cap hit over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. If so, we wouldn't be surprised if Colon reunited with Bruce Arians in Arizona.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 03:22:00 PM

The Steelers have told LG Willie Colon they do not plan to cut him or request a pay cut.

It's a surprise considering Colon's seemingly chronic knee woes and constant penalties. He's due $5.5 million in 2013 and the Steelers appear to have a capable in-house replacement in Kelvin Beachum. We wouldn't consider Colon out of the woods just yet.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 10:36:00 AM

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