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Colts have plenty of confidence in Joe Reitz's ability to start

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest position battle along the offensive line for the Colts this offseason could be at right tackle, where it's still very much uncertain who will wind up with the job.

It's expected to largely come down to either Joe Reitz or Denzelle Good, though some of the team's rookies could also compete. The Colts have spoken very highly of Good throughout the offseason and the lineman has drawn praise from owner Jim Irsay, general manager Ryan Grigson, and head coach Chuck Pagano, so it's likely that he could be considered the favorite. But Good sat out of some of the OTAs last week while he rehabs from an undisclosed injury, leaving Joe Reitz to handle the first-team reps in practice. And if it comes down to Reitz as the starter in games, Pagano would feel totally comfortable.

“I think Joe has played a little bit, right?" Pagano mentioned earlier this week. "He’s got quite a few starts under there. I feel really good. If we had to lineup tomorrow and Joe Reitz was our right tackle, I’d feel really good.”

That doesn't mean there won't be any competition for that spot, however.

“I think every spot out there – offense, defense, special teams – there is probably one that is sealed up. You know which one I’m talking about," Pagano responded.

He was talking about Andrew Luck at quarterback (though Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri might have something to say about that), but his point is clearly that the Colts are embracing competition this offseason. Some of the biggest competitions could come at right tackle and right guard, but the Colts seem to like their options.

One of those options is Joe Reitz, who has been incredibly versatile and has proven himself capable of filling in at various spots. Over his six years with the team, he has played in 60 games and started 38, and last year he made a career high 14 starts (with the majority of them coming at right tackle). This year he's again fighting for a starting spot (which he's far from guaranteed to win), but regardless of his role Chuck Pagano seems to have plenty of confidence in Joe Reitz.