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Dolphins guard Daryn Colledge retires

Miami Dolphins guard Daryn Colledge has retired after nine NFL seasons.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the Miami Dolphins completely rebuilt their starting offensive line, looking to fix the issues they had keeping quarterback Ryan Tannehill upright during the 2013 season. Late in June, Miami recognized a need to boost the team's depth along the line following a hip injury to Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey. They filled that need with veteran Daryn Colledge.

Colledge played for nine seasons in the NFL with three teams, starting with the Green Bay Packers who made him a second round draft pick in 2006. After five seasons in Green Bay, he played three years with the Arizona Cardinals before reuniting with his former offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, the current Dolphins head coach, in 2014. He did not miss a game during his career until injuries forced him to sit out three games last season. He started 122 straight games in the NFL, and he won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers.

Colledge's agent announced the retirement in a series of tweets: