Out for the last couple weeks due to a nerve issue

first_imgOut for the last couple weeks due to a nerve issue in his right leg, he is just now getting back on the field and understands he has to prove to the new coaching staff that he belongs.“I have about three plays on tape right now, so I’ve got a lot to show,” Colledge said Monday. “I’ve got to go out there just like anyone else and earn a spot on this team.”That spot is arguably more tenuous than anyone could have previously expected, as increased depth has led to increased competition up front. Not being on the field has certainly put Colledge at a disadvantage, especially since free agent Paul Fanaika, who started in his place last Friday in Green Bay, has been taking the reps and receiving praise from the coaching staff. “It’s always good to be back practicing, especially when somebody at your position is doing well,” head coach Bruce Arians said. “It behooves you to be back on the field.”And therein lies the rub for Colledge.“You’re in a predicament,” he said. “The trainers and doctors want you to wait as long as possible, and you as a player want to get out there as soon as possible.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact At this point, Colledge’s goal is to be able to prove he is one of them. – / 37 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires GLENDALE, Ariz. — Daryn Colledge is not the type of player who should really be fighting to make an NFL roster. Signed by the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent before the 2011 season, he has been a mainstay on the team’s offensive line, generally providing solid play for a team that has consistently struggled to find adequacy up front.However, as the 31-year-old prepares for his third season in the desert, he does so with no guarantee that he’ll be on the roster when the season opens on September 8. last_img read more