Right guard Daryn Colledge will be released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com and the team’s offical website.
Colledge told the Arizona Republic that the combination of age (32), salary (north of $7 million for the next season) and having two offensive guards taken in the draft last April sealed his fate.
The cut will go on the books as a post-June 1 cut which helps to spread the dead money from releasing him over the next two years. The dead money involved is $4.55 million which makes the hit approximately $2,250,000 against the cap this season and next season.
Colledge is one of the last remaining pieces of an offensive line that allowed 50 or more sacks in each of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons. The line was slightly better in 2013 allowing less than 50 for the first time in four years. Center Lyle Sendlein is the only player left from those offensive lines that’s still on the roster.
The move frees up room under the salary cap and we will until tomorrow to see how some of it officially gets spent.