Sixth-year pro joined Bengals for 2013 as unrestricted free agent and has started the last two games at RG, replacing injured Kevin Zeitler … Missed first six games with knee injury suffered in preseason finale ... Veteran of 62 career NFL games played, with 42 starts ... Entered NFL in 2008 as second-round draft choice of Indianapolis and played for Colts through ‘11 ... Signed as UFA for ‘12 with Carolina, but limited to one game due to shoulder injury.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in Games 8-9 and 11-12 (two starts) ... Inactive for Games 1-6, due to knee injury suffered in preseason finale Aug. 29 vs. Indianapolis, and active-DNP for Games 7 and 10 … Made Bengals debut Oct. 27 vs. the Jets ... Played on special teams Oct. 31 at Miami ... Started in place of RG Kevin Zeitler on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland and helped lead pass blocking effort that allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton ... Started for Zeitler on Dec. 1 at San Diego, and contributed to blocking effort that allowed no sacks of Dalton for second straight game, and rushing attack that ran for 164 yards (second-highest rushing output of season) ... Played in all four preseason games.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Indianapolis in second round of 2008 NFL Draft (59th overall) ... Signed with Colts on 7-24-08 ... Signed with Carolina as unrestricted free agent on 3-22-12 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 4-12-13.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008—Missed Indianapolis’ first three games due to knee injury, but started last 13 at RG for club that went 12-4 for Wild Card playoff spot ... Blocked for pass attack that ranked fifth in NFL at 255.9 net yards per game and allowed league’s fourth-fewest sacks ... Suffered ankle injury in regular-season finale, Dec. 28 vs. Tennessee, and was inactive for playoff loss on 1-3-09 at San Diego.
2009—Played 14 games with seven starts for Colts club that won AFC South with 14-2 record ... Contributed to offense that ranked first in NFL in fewest sacks allowed per passing play and second in passing yards ... Made his starts (RG) in Games 1-7 ... Inactive for all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XLIV vs. New Orleans.
2010—Regained starting RG job for Indianapolis, playing every game, with 13 starts ... Helped club finish 10-6 for AFC South title and also started at RG in Wild Card playoff loss on 1-8-11 vs. N.Y. Jets ... Colts led NFL in fewest sacks allowed per pass play, and QB Peyton Manning led NFL with 4700 passing yards.
2011—Played 15 games with eight starts for Colts, starting five games at RG and three at LG ... Missed one game, Oct. 30 at Tennessee, due to hamstring injury.
2012—Made his Carolina debut in the Panthers season opener Sept. 9 at Tampa Bay, but suffered shoulder injury in practice the following week on Sept. 13 ... Was inactive for Games 2-4, and then placed Oct. 6 on Panthers Reserve/Injured list.
COLLEGE: Played in 46 games with 36 starts from 2004-07 at Arizona State ... Finished his career by starting 31 straight at center ... First-team All-Pac 10 as a senior, when he was a team captain while also winning team’s Iron Man and Pat Tillman awards ... Redshirted in 2003 as true freshman.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Tempe, Ariz. ... Attended Corona Del Sol High School ... Graduated from Arizona State with degree in communications.