Arizona Cardinals left guard Daryn Colledge restructured his contract recently, clearing over $2.3 million in cap space, a league source confirmed on Monday.
Signed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract last August, Colledge was scheduled to receive a base salary of $3.8 million with a cap number of $5.5 million for the upcoming season. Colledge agreed to lower his base salary to $700,000 with the remaining $3.1 million converted to a signing bonus that will be prorated over the four remaining years of the contract.
The restructure lowered Colledge's cap number to $3.175 million for 2012, clearing $2.325 million in cap space. In doing so, Colledge's cap numbers will increase by $775,000 in the final three seasons of the contract, going from $6.5 million to $7.275 million.
A second round pick out of Boise State by the Green Bay Packers in 2006, Colledge has started 92 of his 96 career games in the NFL, including all 16 games during his first season with the Cardinals.