PRO:10-year NFL veteran with previous stints with the Philadelphia Eagles (2012), Tennessee Titans (2008-11) and Indianapolis Colts (2004-07). Has started 128-of-131 career games played, including all 16 at guard en route to the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI victory in 2006.
2012:Became the Eagles’ starting right guard after signing with the team in November of the 2012 season and started the final seven games of the season.
2011:In his final year with the Titans, started all 16 games for the seventh straight season.
2010:Continued his mainstay at right guard for the Titans in all 16 games.
2009:Started all 16 games at right guard for the Titans and was a member of an offensive line unity that blocked for the NFL’s second-best rushing attack with a 162.0 yards-per-game average.
2008:Sixteen-game starter in his first year as a Titan and helped the Tennessee offensive line block for an NFL-low 12 sacks in 2008.
2007:Ended his stint in Indianapolis by starting all 16 games as part of an offensive line unit that allowed only 23 sacks, ranking fifth in the AFC in fewest sacks allowed.
2006:Started all 16 games at right guard for the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts and helped the offensive line limit opponents to a League-low 15 sacks all season, the third consecutive season the team accomplished that feat.
2005:In his sophomore season with the Colts, started all 16 games at right guard.
COLLEGE:A four-year starter at Idaho, started 45 games at right tackle and was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior in 2003.
There were only three teams last season that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Lions should be striving for a similar balance.
Tori Petry reports on what the 2015 Lions rookie class did this week outside of learning the playbook to prepare for their careers as pro athletes.