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Colts 2016 player preview: Tackle Anthony Castonzo

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason. To pass the time until camp, we’re taking a look at every player on the Colts’ 90-man roster. Today, we’re looking at tackle Anthony Castonzo.

Who is he?

Of all the Colts offensive linemen on the 90-man roster, Anthony Castonzo is the most experienced. He has started 73 games since the Colts drafted him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was supposed to be the blindside protector for Peyton Manning, but he never played a single snap with the legendary quarterback. In the past four years, however, he has filled that role with Andrew Luck at quarterback and has done well, getting rewarded with a four-year contract worth more than $43 million before last season. His 2015 season was a step back as he missed three games (his first games missed since his rookie season), but he was still a solid left tackle.

What is his role?

There’s no debate about the left tackle position: it’s Anthony Castonzo’s job. As long as he’s healthy, he will be filling that role for the forseeable future, and he has been reliable while doing so. He’s not among the top tier of left tackles, but he’s still plenty good enough for the Colts.

What are his chances?

He’ll make the roster and will be the unquestioned starting left tackle.