Placed on injured reserve with an injured groin by Carolina (12/20/08)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/4/08)...Signed as a free agent by Arizona (10/9/07)...Released by Baltimore (8/28/07)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right thigh by Baltimore (12/15/05)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Baltimore (3/11/05)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Pittsburgh (4/27/01).
Career (96/79) [6/3]; 2009 (16/16); 2008 (14/14); 2007 (7/1); 2006 (12/12) [1/1]; 2005 (9/9); 2004 (16/16) [2/2]; 2003 (10/9); 2002 (7/1) [2/0]; 2001 (5/1) [1/0].
Started 14 games at right guard before being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury (12/20)...Key member of offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to offense that rushed for 205 yards on 48 attempts...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...Vs. Denver (12/14): Suffered a season-ending groin injury in the fourth quarter.
Played in seven games with one start, was inactive for three games and did not play in another for Arizona...Attended training camp with Baltimore...Released by the Ravens during the preseason (8/28)... Signed as a free agent by the Cardinals (10/9)…Vs. St. Louis (12/30): Started at right guard in place of an injured Deuce Lutui (knee)…Part of offensive line that did not allow a sack.
Started 12 games at right guard for Baltimore...Inactive versus Atlanta (11/19), versus Pittsburgh (11/26) and at Cincinnati (11/30) with a thigh injury and versus Buffalo (12/31) with a groin injury...Pass blocking enabled Ravens to yield a franchise-record 17 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL...Offensive line surrendered one sack or less in 10 games and cleared paths for more than 100 yards rushing in 10 games...Protection helped Ravens set team marks with a 62.6 completion percentage, 162 consecutive passes without an interception, 96 third-down conversions and fewest turnovers in a season with 23...POSTSEASON: Started at right guard in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Indianapolis (1/13).
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Baltimore (3/11)...Made nine starts at right guard prior to being placed on injured reserve with an injured right thigh (12/15)...Inactive for four games due to the injury... At Jacksonville (11/13): Suffered a right thigh injury in the third quarter.
Started all 16 regular season games at right guard for Pittsburgh... Part of team that compiled an NFL best 15-1 record...Opened holes for the Steelers to lead the AFC and rank second in the NFL in rushing with 2,464 yards...Assisted Pittsburgh in gaining more than 100 yards rushing in 15 games, including the last 14...Provided protection for NFL Rookie of the Year Ben Roethlisberger to complete 66.4 percent of his passes and throw for 2,621 yards and 17 touchdowns...POSTSEASON: Started at right guard in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/15) and AFC Championship versus New England (1/23)...Vs. Philadelphia (11/7): Helped the Steelers generate a season-high 252 yards rushing.
Played in 10 games with nine starts at left guard for Pittsburgh... Inactive for the first five games of the season...Inserted in the starting lineup at Denver (10/12) after Alan Faneca moved to left tackle... Opened the next four games before suffering a groin injury at San Francisco (11/17), which caused him to be inactive at Cleveland (11/23)...Returned to the starting lineup versus Oakland (12/7)...Vs. San Diego (12/21): Paved the way for the Steelers to rush for a season-high 181 yards.
Played in seven games with one start at right guard for Pittsburgh... Inactive for the first five games of the season...POSTSEASON: Appeared in both playoff games...At Jacksonville (12/1): Started at right guard in place of an injured Kendall Simmons (knee).
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Pittsburgh (4/27)... Played in five games with one start at left guard...Inactive for the first nine games of the season...POSTSEASON: Inactive for AFC Divisional Playoff versus Baltimore (1/20) and contributed on special teams in AFC Championship versus New England (1/27)...At Tennessee (11/25): Saw first NFL action at right guard in the first quarter when Oliver Ross moved to right tackle following an injury to Marvel Smith...Vs. Cleveland (1/6): Made first NFL start at left guard for Alan Faneca, who was held out...Helped the Steelers accumulate 221 yards rushing, their third-highest total of the season.
Played in 47 games with 19 starts at Mississippi...2000 (Sr.): Played in 12 games with 11 starts at right guard...Provided protection for the Rebels to allow the fewest sacks in the Southeastern Conference and tie for the third-fewest surrendered in the nation with seven... 1999 (Jr.): Played in 11 games with eight starts at right guard... Helped team rank second in the conference in rushing with 182.5 yards per game and fewest sacks given up with 16...1998 (So.): Played in all 12 games...1997 (Fr.): Played in 11 games as a true freshman.
Attended Lake Gibson HS in Lakeland, Fla....Majored in banking and finance at Mississippi.