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Colts GM: LT Anthony Castonzo returning for 2020

 
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  • By Grant Gordon NFL.com
  • Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 12:28 p.m.
  • Updated: Feb. 25, 2020 at 12:56 p.m.

 

Though the Colts ultimately fell short of expectations in 2019, their offensive line was as formidable as advertised.

Ranked third among the league's O-lines at season's end by Pro Football Focus, the Colts' band of bruisers received positive news Tuesday from within Lucas Oil Stadium as Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard told the media that left tackle Anthony Castonzo has officially announced his intention to return to the team in 2020 for his 10th season.

Castonzo, 31, had hinted at possibly retiring following the 2019 campaign, but has now told Ballard he's coming back.

The matter at hand will now be re-signing the free-agent offensive tackle, who's played 132 games for the Colts, starting all of them and somehow unbelievably never having made a Pro Bowl. The 6-foot-7, 307-pound Castonzo weighs in at No. 24 on the NFL.com free-agent list.

The long-haired people mover allowed just three sacks in 2019 as he earned a stellar 84.4 pass-blocking grade via PFF and an 81.3 overall rating -- which tied him at seventh among all NFL tackles.

Just two days earlier, Colts owner Jim Irsay said there was a "strong likelihood that he will come back," it appears that's just the case.

And thus, one of the best tackles is on track to return to one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

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This is a pretty big deal for the Jets. 1) One less group to be going after other FA tackles... 2) Potential he doesn't sign with Cots and is an option for the Jets... 3) Almost no chance now the Colts look to move ahead of the Jets to pick a Tackle before them...

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55 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Sign Conklin and Thuney.  Overpay if you have to

Overpay would be a foregone conclusion.  We're not the only team with significant needs on the OL and with cap space.  

And why does everyone want the former Patriots OL so badly, again?  How has that worked out in the past?

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Just now, Jetsfan80 said:

Overpay would be a foregone conclusion.  We're not the only team with significant needs on the OL and with cap space.  

And why does everyone want the former Patriots OL so badly, again?  How has that worked out in the past?

Eh to be fair he's been reliable and has played at a high level. Pretty sure he's never missed a game

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Just now, SR24 said:

Eh to be fair he's been reliable and has played at a high level. Pretty sure he's never missed a game

He doesn't know what a Holding penalty is.  

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On 2/25/2020 at 2:38 PM, Jetsfan80 said:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001103031/article/colts-gm-lt-anthony-castonzo-returning-for-2020

 

Colts GM: LT Anthony Castonzo returning for 2020

 
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  • By Grant Gordon NFL.com
  • Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 12:28 p.m.
  • Updated: Feb. 25, 2020 at 12:56 p.m.

 

Though the Colts ultimately fell short of expectations in 2019, their offensive line was as formidable as advertised.

Ranked third among the league's O-lines at season's end by Pro Football Focus, the Colts' band of bruisers received positive news Tuesday from within Lucas Oil Stadium as Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard told the media that left tackle Anthony Castonzo has officially announced his intention to return to the team in 2020 for his 10th season.

Castonzo, 31, had hinted at possibly retiring following the 2019 campaign, but has now told Ballard he's coming back.

The matter at hand will now be re-signing the free-agent offensive tackle, who's played 132 games for the Colts, starting all of them and somehow unbelievably never having made a Pro Bowl. The 6-foot-7, 307-pound Castonzo weighs in at No. 24 on the NFL.com free-agent list.

The long-haired people mover allowed just three sacks in 2019 as he earned a stellar 84.4 pass-blocking grade via PFF and an 81.3 overall rating -- which tied him at seventh among all NFL tackles.

Just two days earlier, Colts owner Jim Irsay said there was a "strong likelihood that he will come back," it appears that's just the case.

And thus, one of the best tackles is on track to return to one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

F**K !!!  

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2 minutes ago, THE BARON said:

F**K !!!  

The Colts have almost $90M in cap space, did you really think they would let him walk?  

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2 minutes ago, #27TheDominator said:

You wanted him to retire? 

lol.  

Sounds like yet another fan who has been operating under the delusion that we're going to bring in 3 quality starting OL in free agency. 

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1 hour ago, Philc1 said:

Sign Conklin and Thuney.  Overpay if you have to

Not Conklin.  Please, no.  Not dependable and a below average pass blocker.  Keep Beachum and draft Wills, Wirfs or Thomas.  it is OK to spend a lot of money on a OT *if* they deliver the goods, but signing Conklin is pissing away good money...  I was SOOOO hoping for Castanzo and pairing him with Thomas, or Wirfs or Wills... Sh*t !!! Pi$s !!! Damn !!!

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1 minute ago, Jetsfan80 said:

lol.  

Sounds like yet another fan who has been operating under the delusion that we're going to bring in 3 quality starting OL in free agency. 

Naw... I was just hoping for a single quality OT.  I really like Castanzo... 

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