Colts reportedly picked up Anthony Costonzo’s option

According to Mike Chappells of the Indianapolis Star,  the Colts have picked up the fifth-year option of offensive lineman Anthony Costonzo’s contract. According to @AlbertBreer, 5th-yr option for #colts OT Anthony Castonzo is $7.438 mill. Expect team to exercise option by May 3 deadline. — Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) April 18, 2014 Costonzo is now under contract through 2015...
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Colts Expected To Pick Up OT Anthony Castonzo’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star expects the Colts to pick up OT Anthony Castonzo‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline.  The 2015 option would run the Colts $7.438 million, but this salary is only guaranteed for injury, so they could focus on a long-term extension in the time being.  The Colts had major offensive line issues when they drafted Castonzo a...
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Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts move up in offseason midpoint edition

Not all of the moves have been made, but most of them are in the books. Players have come and gone, as teams tinker with their rosters, looking to fill holes and upgrade in key positions. Some have tried to make a big splash, while others have been more conservative. Some have simply tried to retain their own players, while others have gone about overhauling a big chunk of their...
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NFL Draft: Inside linebackers and the Indianapolis Colts

Can you feel that? It s the excitement of every NFL anxiously waiting for first round of the 2014 NFL Draft next month. Fans everywhere are waiting to see what new young man will join their team and help them win. So where do the Colts fall in place with inside linebackers in the draft? Nowhere to be exact. Do not expect the Colts to draft a ILB this year, as their needs at other...
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Anthony Castonzo: Room for improvement

His mere presence when he enters the room will intimidate most people. At 6’7″ and 307 pounds, Anthony Castonzo has the ideal size of a left offensive tackle in the NFL. His job, to protect the face of the franchise Andrew Luck. Castonzo will be entering his fourth season with the Colts, and was taken in the first round by the team in 2011. The Colts have been looking for a dependable...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bust city: Offensive Tackle edition

We’ve come to the finality of the worst draft picks on the offensive side of the ball and it is a wild one. As mentioned prior, the Colts have had consistency with the tackle position in franchise history. However, there was a specific time period where the tackle position was faulty at best. With the top three worst tackles in Colts draft history, two were abysmal but the worst...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Best offensive tackle in draft history

The finality to the trilogy of the “best of” series for the offensive lines concludes with the tackle position. Tackles have been strong positions of play for the Colts over the years. Last year, the Colts best offensive lineman were  Anthony Castonzo and Gosder Cherlius, both of whom are tackles from Boston College taken in the first round. Castonzo was drafted by the Colts...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive tackle needs for the Indianapolis Colts

With Roger Saffold likely headed to the Oakland Raiders, and Alex Mack’s asking price to lure him away from the Cleveland Browns the Indianapolis Colts will need to turn elsewhere to stregthen the tackle position. Anthony Castonzo is set to make a little over one million in his final year of his contract and at that price the Colts will keep him around. He may be gone for the 2015...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The big behemoths that could land in Indianapolis

By now it is clear the Indianapolis Colts need help on the offensive line. We have said it time and time again. With the release of Samson Satele, the Colts will look to bulk up in free agency and in the draft on the line. We covered last week what potential interior lineman are out there for the Colts, so now it is time to see who might be available to protect Andrew Luck’s blindside...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Weekly Mailbag

You viewers turned out this week and had 3 questions you wanted answered about your Indianapolis Colts. So why waste your time, let us just get right into it. Question 1- Do you think the Colts made the wrong move when giving up their first round draft pick for Trent Richardson. Answer- It is too early to tell on this one, while a first round pick is always great to have, a late...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts-Chiefs Preview

Because of some surprising results last week, both the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs still have an outside shot at earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. There's also a decent chance Sunday's matchup at Arrowhead Stadium won't be their last this season. Already in the postseason, both the Chiefs and Colts will have their minds set on improving their...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Double A Breakdown: Week 10 - Colts vs Rams

 The 6-2 Indianapolis Colts come back home to play the Sam Bradford-less 3-6 St Louis Rams. The Colts are on 2 game winning streak, whereas the Rams are on a 3 game losing streak. However, both sides have been receiving some great performance from their playmakers, which means that this match could get interesting. You see this matchup once every 4 years so take advantage!  ...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Double A Breakdown: Week 3 vs San Francisco 49ers

 What the Colts have to do to win The Colts are the underdogs in this game and they’ll need a bunch of things to go their way for them to get the win. Andrew Luck must have a mistake free game and be the difference maker. The running game will be important and they’ll have to go to Richardson and Bradshaw, but in the end it’s going to be Luck that will have to win the game...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#25)

Last week: 26 After a 10-1 start to his career in games decided by a touchdown or less, Andrew Luck finally fell in a close game last week against Miami. Miami isn’t a great team, but they’re better than what the Colts are used to facing, after 7 wins by 7 or less against 7 win or worse teams last season. It’s a problem going forward, especially after almost losing at home...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

I thought the Colts would be improved over last season (in talent, not record), but barely beating the Raiders, after winning 7 games by 7 points or less against 7 win or worse teams last season, doesn’t inspire any confidence. Andrew Luck looked good, completing 18 of 23 for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns, while rushing for another 39 and a score on 6 carries, and he could be on his...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Anthony Castonzo's MCL Sprain Not Serious; Should be Ready for Season Opener

The Indianapolis Colts' left tackle Anthony Castonzo suffered an MCL sprain early in the Browns game on Saturday.A lot of Colts fans were holding their breaths Saturday night as they watched left tackle Anthony Castonzo lay on the ground in some pain. He was able ot walk on the field and his knee didn't seem horrible, but you never know these days. Many worried about him...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts hoping Anthony Castonzo can play Week 1

The Indianapolis Colts have already ruled left tackle Anthony Castonzo out for the team’s final preseason contest due to his sprained MCL. Still, head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that the club is hopeful Castonzo will return in time to suit up for Week 1 of the regular season. “Yeah, got the MRI and it, like we talked last night, pretty much came back as a mild MCL sprain...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts' Anthony Castonzo has sprained knee ligament

Andrew Luck's protectors are now taking their own hits. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday that left tackle Anthony Castonzo will not play in the preseason finale after an MRI confirmed Castonzo has a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Castonzo was injured on the opening series' of Saturday night's 27-6 victory over Cleveland and did not...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts hoping rebuilt offensive line holds up

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer The Indianapolis Colts spent big money to protect their franchise quarterback. So when Buffalo's Mario Williams got a clean shot on Andrew Luck on the fifth pass play of the preseason, left tackle Anthony Castonzo, like just about everyone else, was upset. ''He said, `Do you want to get hurt, Andrew?''...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Undrafted Free Agents: Indianapolis Colts

As of now, the Colts have officially signed nine undrafted free agent players:OT Emmett Cleary, Boston College, 6’7, 316 lbs –Cleary could be a great addition to the Colts squad.  He has experience playing right tackle with Anthony Castonzo, the Colts’ 2011 first round pick, during his sophomore year at Boston College.  Cleary moved to left tackle for 2012, and started all...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts Targeting Offensive Tackles In Free Agency?

Jason La Canfora reports that the Colts “will make a run at several free-agent offensive linemen” during free agency and specifically mentions Ryan Clady, Brandon Albert, assuming that they’re not franchised, and Jermon Bushrod as potential targets. La Canfora adds that the Colts cleared plenty of cap space last year, which should allow them to be aggressive in the coming...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts vs Dolphins, Week 9

The Indianapolis Colts came from behind to beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 in overtime to move to 4-3 on the season, the first time they've been over .500 since January of 2011. As a reward for their victory, the Colts will face off against Miami in a November showdown filled with tension and playoff implications. The Colts and Dolphins enter Sunday's game holding down the...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#11)

Last week: 18 (+7) Record: 4-3 Every year one team goes from 5 wins or fewer into the playoffs. The Vikings are an obvious candidate this year, but why not the Colts, who sit at 4-3. They would be in the playoffs in the crappy AFC if they started today. Their defense is finally getting healthy after seemingly losing every good defensive player they had for some period of time (though...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook, October 31st, 2012

  The players had the day off from practice yesterday, but we have some quotes and information for today’s Colts Notebook, courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.   A Battle of 4-3 Teams This week, the Colts will be taking on the Miami Dolphins at home.  Miami and Indianapolis managed a combined 8-24 record last season.  How quickly things can...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2012 Indianapolis Colts Semi-semiannual Near-Midseason Joscar Awards

It’s that time of the year again.  The moment everyone in Colts Nation has been eagerly anticipating all season has finally arrived.  That’s right, it’s time for the Semi-semiannual Near-Midseason Joscar Awards for 2012.  These awards are handed out every year after the 7th game of the season (because 8 game midseason awards are for spineless cowards and corporate shills...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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