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Planned flip of DT to OL not new for Marrone

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2014 – 4:11 pm

One of Buffalo’s three futures free agent signings is Arcade, NY native Randy Colling. Colling has spent most of his playing career as a defensive tackle, but the Bills have plans to make him a guard. It’s a position flip that Marrone has made work in the past.

Marrone is largely credited with turning an undrafted rookie defensive tackle by the name of Brandon Moore into a nine-year starter at guard for the New York Jets, which included an AFC Pro Bowl nod in 2011.

Buffalo’s head coach talked at the end of the season about adding competition to the offensive line, and often shuffled the back half of his offensive line depth chart during the 2013 season. Whether Colling can effectively make the switch from defensive tackle is the question.


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Report: Bills invite DT to April minicamp

Posted by Chris Brown on March 5, 2013 – 12:37 pm

The Bills will have a voluntary veteran minicamp prior to the 2013 NFL draft, a luxury afforded to first-year head coaches in the league. It will take place from April 16th to the 18th and Buffalo has reportedly invited a young free agent defensive tackle to participate.

According to NFLDraftZone.com, DT Randy Colling has accepted the invitation to participate in the Bills minicamp next month. Colling is a Division II product out of Gannon University. Colling (6’4″ 307) has worked out for a handful of teams over they past calendar year and was in minicamps with the Giants and Jets last year as a tryout player, so defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and defensive line coach Anthony Weaver (both with the Jets in 2012) presumably have some measure of familiarity with him.

Here’s a look at his exploits at Gannon University, he’s playing nose tackle wearing jersey number 96.

 


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