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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

Jets keep six CBs, four WRs after final cuts

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:38 a.m. ET
With All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis still holding out, the Jets have kept six cornerbacks on their 53-man roster following the mandatory cutdown Saturday. On the other hand, they retained only four wide receivers.

Jets release QB O'Connell

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Jets released QB Kevin O'Connell on Tuesday, likely giving the No. 3 job to Kellen Clemens.

Jets release WR Coles

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Jets released WR Laveranues Coles on Sunday. Coles spent seven seasons with the Jets and ranks fifth in franchise history with 5,941 receiving yards.

Jets LB Pace (foot) out six weeks

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
The Jets' leader in sacks in 2009, LB Calvin Pace, will be out six weeks after suffering a broken foot against Washington Friday night.

Status quo plagues negotiations between Jets, Revis

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Jets owner Woody Johnson hasn't given Jets fans any reason to be optimistic about the chances of CB Darrelle Revis joining the team any time soon.

War of words good for league

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
Having Tom Brady and Rex Ryan "hating" each other's team is good news for the NFL, writes PFW's Eli Kaberon.

Jets QB Sanchez to wear knee brace

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
To avoid any future problems with his left knee, Jets QB Mark Sanchez will wear a protective brace.

Reports: Mangold to sign contract worth $55 million

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
The Jets and C Nick Mangold have reportedly agreed on a seven-year, $55 million deal, making Mangold the highest-paid center in the NFL.

Report: Jets close to extension with C Mangold

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Jets are close to signing C Nick Mangold to a contract extension, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Jets rookie Wilson promoted to starting lineup

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 10:54 p.m. ET
As Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and CB Darrelle Revis' agents continue contract talks, rookie CB Kyle Wilson shared with PFW his thoughts about being elevated to the first-team defense.

The case against the Jets' defense

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
It’s hard for me to say that the Jets will have a bad defense this season. But I can tell you that I won't be drafting them this season.

Jets, Revis agree to keep talks private

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
After a few days of publicly bashing each other, the Jets and Darrelle Revis' representatives have released a joint statement saying they will keep the ongoing contract talks private.

Jets' Greene on the rise

Posted Aug. 10, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Jets' Shonn Greene is on the verge of becoming a No. 1 fantasy back, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Jets: No progress in Revis negotiations

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 10:35 p.m. ET
Jets owner Woody Johnson isn't optimistic that his club will be able to reach a contract extension with holdout CB Darrelle Revis before the start of the regular season.

Jets CB Revis begins holdout

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Jets CB Darrelle Revis failed to report for training camp Aug. 1 and is willing to hold out indefinitely.

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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