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Willie Colon | Guard

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: Hofstra
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Jets RG Willie Colon has been diagnosed with a sprained knee, and is week to week.
It's a sprained MCL. He'll miss Sunday's London contest against the Dolphins, but might be ready to return after the Jets' Week 5 bye. Brian Winters is filling in during Colon's absence. Sep 28 - 2:51 PM

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Jets RG Willie Colon exited Week 3 against the Eagles with a knee injury.

Colon injured the knee in the third quarter and did not return. He was spotted being taken out of the stadium on a golf cart. The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported the injury is not believed to be season-ending, but Colon appears to be looking at a multiple-week injury at the very least.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 11:45 AM

Willie Colon has won the Jets' right guard job.

Colon has been far from impressive the past two seasons, but soundly beat out Brian Winters in camp. The Jets are hoping he'll be more effective another year removed from his torn biceps.
Sep 1 - 1:36 PM

Willie Colon has "owned" the Jets' right-guard job at training camp.

This should be more of an indictment toward former third-round pick Brian Winters, who has been "unable to budge" Colon out of the starting lineup. Colon is 32 and coming off a horrific season, but has apparently looked better a year removed from a torn bicep. Winters is on the bubble.
Aug 18 - 10:06 PM

ESPN New York considers Willie Colon the favorite for the Jets' right-guard duties.

In other words, reporter Rich Cimini ultimately expects Colon to keep his job. Cimini does qualify his prediction by calling Colon the favorite "ever so slightly." The Jets' starter each of the past two seasons, Colon is battling Oday Aboushi, Dakota Dozier and fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison. Colon was a sub-replacement level player last season.
May 21 - 2:46 PM

Jets re-signed OG Willie Colon.

Colon, 32 next month, has started all 16 games each of the past two seasons for the Jets, a huge accomplishment for the injury-ravaged veteran. With the addition of LG James Carpenter, Colon will compete with Brian Winters.
Mar 12 - 12:13 PM

Sources tell Metro New York that the Jets will not attempt to re-sign free agent OG Willie Colon.

It's not a surprise after Colon's performance fell off a cliff in 2014. He was a major part of the problem on a sub-par Jets offensive line. Turning 32 next month, Colon should not be pursued by other teams as an expected starter.
Mar 1 - 5:24 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 01:33:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:24:00 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.
Sat, May 31, 2014 03:05:00 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.
Wed, May 28, 2014 01:37:00 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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 01:15:00 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.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 07:55:00 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.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:58:00 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.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 09:14:00 PM

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TE1Jeff Cumberland
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LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
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LG1James Carpenter
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C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
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2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk