Dolphins' Carey moves to guard
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Vernon 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.
The 340-pound Carey has started 92 games for the Dolphins since they selected him in the first round of the 2004 draft.