Colts “utility belt” has walked away from the NFL

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This has been a long offseason for Indianapolis Colts fans. First Robert Mathis retired, then Pat McAfee shocking stepped away from the game. Then late last night we learned that the team would not attempt to re-sign Mike Adams.

Then this afternoon, plug and play anywhere offensive lineman Joe Reitz retired.

A former college basketball star at Western Michigan, Reitz entered the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens as a tight end.


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He was quickly moved to offensive tackle and would spent the next two seasons in Baltimore. After being cut he was briefly signed by the Miami Dolphins before being waived.

That brought on the Colts era, as the former Indianapolis native signed with his hometown team. Since 2010 Reitz has appeared in 73 games and has been one of the mainstays over that time.

If you could count on one thing it was Reitz being consistent up front.

With his retirment the Colts will look to Anthony Castonzo as he is now the only offensive lineman with more than four years in the league.

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