Teams can’t announce any of their free-agent agreements until Friday at 3 p.m. Arizona time, but obviously, news has leaked out about many players. It’s not any easier to learn about a signing than when the player himself does it, like new Cards’ guard Daryn Colledge, who has agreed to come to Arizona after starting for the Super Bowl champ Green Bay Packers on the left side. Jason Wilde of espnmilwaukee.com reports it’s a five-year deal worth between $27 and $29 million. It’s a solid and necessary move after the retirement of Alan Faneca.
As of now, the Cards have Colledge for LG, Levi Brown at LT and either Jeremy Bridges or Brandon Keith at RT. C Lyle Sendlein and RG Deuce Lutui remain unattached and I would think the Cards would like both back (although Sendlein is more likely, while Lutui might be looking to move). Rex Hadnot could be the RG too. And I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Cards go after another OL, which would be necessary if Lutui and/or Sendlein leave.
UPDATE: Some comments from a Colledge interview on “Green and Gold Today” this morning. Colledge said Philadelphia, Washington and St. Louis were talking to him as well, but Arizona was closer to family in the West. He grew up in North Pole, Alaska, by the way. “I think (the Cardinals) have a lot of pieces there right now,” Colledge said. “It’s an exciting new project for me. It’s a chance to help them turn it around. When you have a chance to go from last to first, that’s a challenge.”
“Hopefully I can make an impact right away,” he added.
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