New faces give Colts optimism, plenty of size




ANDERSON

There are presently 16 incredibly large men contending to fill the five positions along the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line.

Third-year left tackle Anthony Castonzo is a lock to be shielding quarterback Andrew Luck’s blind side when the team opens its season at home on Sept. 8 against Oakland. It’s also a good guess Samson Satele will be the one lowering his massive torso over the pigskin as the starting center.

Here’s where it gets tricky.

Established veterans such as left guard Donald Thomas and right tackle Gosder Cherilus are making their Colts debut with this training camp at Anderson University. There are others, their arrivals designed to improve an offense that ranked 22nd in the league in rushing and allowed Luck, its prized rookie signal-caller in 2012, to be sacked 44 times.

 

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