Has opened the past two seasons starting at left guard but has been replaced both times within a month. Moved back into the starting line-up at center in Week 8 in 2012 though when Carl Nicks went on IR and Jeremy Zuttah moved to guard. Had been signed as a free agent before the start of the 2010 season after being released by New England in their final roster cutdown. Started every game from Week 5 onwards and played way beyond expectations in both the running and passing games. Originally a 6th round pick of the Patriots who made 30 starts in college at NC State having made the transition from defensive tackle to the offensive line before his junior season.