Posted March 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Longtime Colts offensive lineman Ryan Diem has decided to retire. Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement on Twitter. Diem wrote his own Twitter post, confirming the decision. Diem started 150 games, most of those at right tackle, since the Colts selected the Northern Illinois alum in the fourth round of the 2001 draft. He started his career as a guard, and moved back inside last season after bringing back Diem on a one-year contract. Indy considered letting him go during the 2011 offseason, but when Peyton Manning signed his contract in late July, the Colts cleared enough room to re-sign Diem and Joseph Addai. Indy is undergoing a major rebuilding project. More than half of next season's offensive starters could be new.
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