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NFL free agency: Jets won't bring back Willie Colon

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The ex-Steelers guard spent the last two seasons with the Jets, and he'll reach free agency March 10.

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Former Steelers are finding themselves out of work around the league. Earlier, it was news that LaMarr Woodley is about to be released from the Raiders.

Now, according to the New York Metro, the Jets will move on from offensive guard Willie Colon in an effort to get younger across their offensive line. He's scheduled to reach free agency March 10 after having played the last two seasons with the Jets.

New York is undergoing a facelift with new coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan. New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey expects more versatility and athleticism in his offensive line.

"There's a push to go younger along the offensive line," a source told New York Metro. "In particular at right guard the Jets are going to want to go a different route. It isn't anything Willie did or didn't do."

Colon played right tackle for the Steelers, and was moved to left guard in 2012. After mixed results through that season, one in which the Steelers' offensive line as a whole played poorly, the Steelers released Colon after he suffered a season-ending injury for the third time in his career.

There likely wouldn't be any interest in Colon from his former team. The Steelers are set at guard in 2015, and the interior offensive line is a position they may address in the draft.