Darryl Slater reports free agent guard Willie Colon is not ready to announce his retirement. The 32 year old guard has been with the Jets since 2013.
Willie Colon, a free agent offensive guard who played for the Jets from 2013-15, does not intend to retire this offseason, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The source spoke to NJ Advance Media on a condition of anonymity.
Colon ended 2015 on injured reserve. There have only been two seasons since 2010 Colon did not end on injured reserve. One of those two was 2013, when he suffered a torn biceps in the season finale that would have landed him on IR if there were any games left to play.
With this in mind, Colon is probably not cut out for a starting role. Maybe he could be a backup and spot starter. If the Jets do not feel confident in their young, unproven depth players perhaps they could bring back Colon on the cheap. His lack of versatility hurts him, though. Ideally a backup lineman can play multiple positions. Colon is past the point where he would be a viable tackle, and he has no experience at center. He could only help at guard.