While many of the Green Bay Packers lineman are gathered in Tennessee for player workouts, one starter who didn't make the trip is LG Daryn Colledge. With five years of NFL experience, he's a possible unrestricted free agent. However the Packers did tender him a contract as if he were a restricted free agent. He was recently interviewed by Jason Wilde:
"So right now the things I’m working on are staying in the best shape I can, continue to work on my drills, so if I’m back with Green Bay, I have the possibility to be the best left guard I can be for them. And if they decide to let me go and I’m picked up by another team, that I’m in the best shape I can be to learn a new system and take that opportunity for what it is."
I've been far from his biggest fan in the past, but he was solid in 2010. It was also the first season, at least as far as I can recall, that he was left exclusively at left guard. It's a real possibility that he's allowed to leave in free agency because the Packers might be tight up against the next salary cap. They may have alternatives in T.J. Lang and first round pick Derek Sherrod. I'd rather see Colledge return in 2011, but it might be impossible to keep all the starters from the championship team.