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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

Ex-Dolphins OL Carey retires

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Miami Herald reports that former Dolphins OL Vernon Carey has retired and is an assistant coach at Miami Northwestern High School.

Dolphins could have new right side of O-line in 2012

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Dolphins could have a new right side of the offensive line next season, in addition to an expected change at quarterback.

Carey's move to guard helping Dolphins' run game

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vernon Carey, who moved from right tackle to right guard in camp, is a big reason for the Dolphins' improved running game.

Dolphins place Carey on I.R., sign WR Curtis

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Dolphins placed veteran ORT Vernon Carey on injured reserve Tuesday and signed WR Kevin Curtis.

Dolphins' Carey gets another set of guards

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Veteran ORT Vernon Carey helps anchor a Dolphins offensive line that, even with three new faces on the interior, has pass-blocked well despite some shaky moments.

Dolphins dominate battle of trenches in win over Pack

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' domination of the Packers in the trenches on both offense and defense Sunday is a promising sign for a team that is facing a difficult five-game stretch.

Dolphins acquire OT McQuistan from Cowboys

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Looking for a dependable backup for one of the best tackle combinations in the league, the Dolphins traded for OT Pat McQuistan.

Dolphins place OT Garner on I.R.

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Dolphins placed backup OT Nate Garner on injured reserve and DE Phillip Merling on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday.

Dolphins OL Garner reinjures foot

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
OL Nate Garner had surgery on the same left foot that was operated on in the offseason and could be out two months.


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.