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Quick Hits: Versatile Reitz to Replace Castonzo at RT Thursday

 

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You can criticize the Colts offensive line as much as you want, but the one thing they do have are versatile players who can play many different positions along the O-line.

You can criticize the Colts offensive line as much as you want, but the one thing they do have are versatile players who can play many different positions along the O-line.  Jeff Linkenbach has been known to play 4 different line positions and now Joe Reitz will be called upon to move from an inside line position to LT when the Colts face the Bengals this Thursday.  Fortunately for the Colts, Reitz is not expected to play LT very long as Anthony Castonzo is expected back as a starter, hopefully for the 1st week of the regular season.  Castonzo was diagnosed with a bruised MCL – a far less serious injury than “what could have been”.  Even so, Reitz is ready for action – whether it be at LT, RT or Guard.  Reitz is ready.  “You have to be able to be versatile.  The more positions you (play), the better.  Wherever I can fit in, I’ll do it.”

In other news, Hugh Thornton will be ready to start at RG should Mike McGlynn miss Thursday’s game.  This excites me.  I really liked what I saw from Thornton in Saturday’s game.  I’ve said it before – this line will get better as the season progresses.  They just have to gel.

Others who could be held out on Thursday (for injury purposes) include Coby Fleener, Josh McNary, Kelvin Sheppard, Nathan Palmer and Dwayne Allen.

The Colts still have 3 cuts to make before Tuesday afternoon.  Any guesses?


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