Was the veteran leader of the offensive line for four seasons and of the first people the media talked to for their stories. Was released after the 2011 season. Started 15 games at center in 2011 missing only the London game through injury. Was named to several all-NFC teams in 2008 having been the prize signing of free agency having inked the largest contract ever given to an NFL center. Spent two seasons as a member of the New Orleans Saints after joining them in a 2006 draft-day trade with the Cleveland Browns. Was originally the 21st overall pick of the 2003 draft by Cleveland.
Selected as the 47th best player in franchise history in a 2011 countdown on BUCPOWER.COM.