Steelers move Colon to left guard

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Right tackle Willie Colon is moving to left guard to make room for the Steelers to install to rookie starters in a new-look offensive line.

The makeover slides Colon from right tackle, a position that will initially belong to 2011 second-round pick Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert and rookie second-round pick Mike Adams could flip positions during offseason workouts as offensive coaches evaluate the best mix of talent.

Colon said Wednesday he didn't mind the move, and appreciated the team asked him to change positions with several months to prepare rather than shifting him inside during training camp.

First-round pick David DeCastro is tops on the depth chart at right guard alongside center Maurkice Pouncey.

Colon will be backed up by Doug Legursky, a role that could be vital considering Colon has missed 31 total games since 2009 because of injuries.

Legursky and Ramon Foster, who at 6-6, 325 can also play tackle, will cross-train at multiple positions. Legursky is the primary backup at center to Pouncey and is recovered from a shoulder issue that bothered him last season.
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