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Willie Colon

Willie Colon - #66 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 04/09/1983
Birthplace Bronx, NY
College Hofstra
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 34th pick by Steelers

Pettine to put Bills defense on the attack

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
New Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine plans to bring his aggressive style from the Jets' defenses to Buffalo.

Bills hire former Jets DC Pettine

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Buffalo hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to run the Bills’ defense, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported. 

Jets fire Sparano; Pettine won't return

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Jets fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will not return in 2013.

Report: Jets will not retain QB coach Cavanaugh

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
The Jets parted ways with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

Jets fire GM Tannenbaum; Ryan stays

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
Jets owner Woody Johnson announced Monday that GM Mike Tannenbaum will not return in 2013.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Bills top Jets behind another big day from Spiller

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping the under-achieving Bills end their season with a 28-9 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Add Pro Bowl to reasons Jets FS Landry won't come cheap

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Jets S LaRon Landry has had a solid season and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl, but he may be tough to keep for 2013.

McElroy out, Sanchez back in for Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Jets QB Greg McElroy is being evaluated for a concussion and will not play in the season finale. Mark Sanchez will start against the Bills.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Vick can resurrect career once more

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's Eagles career could end after Sunday's start. But bank on it: His career will begin somewhere else as a starter in 2013.

Scout's Notebook: Jets CB Antonio Cromartie

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of maturing, bump-and-run Jets CB Antonio Cromartie.

Jets waive WR Gilyard

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Jets waived WR Mardy Gilyard, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Chargers sack McElroy, Jets

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Chargers took Greg McElroy down 11 times, tying the team record in a 27-17 victory over the Jets Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 15, 2013
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon. The deal is for one year, $1.2 million, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.||||||| Colon, a fourth-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2006, will add depth to the Jets' offensive line and could potentially fill one of the guard spots with Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson free agents. Colon, a Bronx native who played at Hofstra, was an offensive tackle from 2006-11 but moved to guard last season.
Posted March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh released the oft-injured Colon.||||||| The 29-year-old played in just 13 of a possible 48 games the last three years due to a variety of injuries.
Posted Dec. 07, 2012
Colon practiced for the second consecutive day Friday and is listed as probable, as Pittsburgh prepares to play San Diego on Sunday.||||||| Colon has missed two games due to a left knee bruise. On Thursday, he said he would be a game-time decision. Last week, in a 23-20 win over Baltimore, All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey moved over to take his place, while Doug Legursky started at center.
Posted Sept. 13, 2011
The Steelers placed Colon on IR after he underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps.||||||| This is the second straight year Colon's season has ended early due to injury. He missed the entire 2010 season after rupturing his Achilles in mini-camp. Colon was supposed to anchor the right side of the line after signing a five-year, $29-million extension in July. Rookie Marcus Gilbert is expected to start in Colon's place Sunday when the Steelers host Seattle.
Posted June 29, 2010
Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon and is expected to miss the season.||||||| Colon was injured while working out on his own at the Steelers practice complex on Monday. The Steelers haven't officially ruled Colon out for the season, but such an injury typically sidelines a player for at least nine months.

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