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Vernon Carey

Vernon Carey - #72 - G

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 340 lbs.
Birthday 07/31/1981
Birthplace Miami, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 9
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 19th pick by Dolphins

2011 free-agent tracker, by position

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Follow the movement of the 2011 free agents in this list, broken down by position.


Posted Aug. 03, 2011
Carey is moving to guard after spending the past six seasons as a starter at tackle.||||||| Carey lined up at his new position during practice Wednesday, and coach Tony Sparano says he's there to stay. The change makes newcomer Marc Colombo the favorite to start at right tackle. Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long is back, although he has yet to practice because of left knee and shoulder injuries. The likely interior line starters are Carey and veteran Richie Incognito at guard and top draft pick Mike Pouncey at center.
Posted Dec. 15, 2010
Carey has been placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins, who signed receiver Kevin Curtis.||||||| Carey's streak of 87 consecutive starts ended Sunday because of a knee injury, and Tuesday's roster move means he'll miss the final three games as well. Lydon Murtha replaced Carey is expected to start this week against Buffalo.
Posted Dec. 10, 2010
Carey has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Jets. He was replaced by Lydon Murtha.||||||| Carey, who has started 87 consecutive games, has been nursing a knee injury.
Posted Feb. 20, 2009
Carey signed a multiyear contract extension with the Miami Dolphins and won't become an unrestricted free agent next week, the team said Friday.||||||| Carey, the team's first-round draft choice in 2004, has started 59 games in a row. The signing means the Dolphins are set at tackle, with 2008 top pick Jake Long returning on the left side. The Dolphins still hope to upgrade the middle of their line this offseason.