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Old 01-11-2021, 11:32 AM
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Default Colts 2021 Offseason

Starting this up bc we keep extending the game thread.

A couple of points to start the offseason:

Reich has said they will try Nelson at LT extensively to see if he will work there.

Reich has also said he wants Philip Rivers back for the 2021 season.

The Colts seem to have about 60 million in cap space. With the cap reduction of 11% and the Grover Stewert signing, it is smaller than was reported earlier in the year.
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Iím surprised to hear that Reich said that about Nelson, not only for the reasons discussed elsewhere here (different skill sets for T and G), but also because it implies that he's not expecting Castonzo back. Iíd be curious as to the context of these comments Ė did you read this in an article somewhere, and if so can you post a link?
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I’m surprised to hear that Reich said that about Nelson, not only for the reasons discussed elsewhere here (different skill sets for T and G), but also because it implies that he's not expecting Castonzo back. I’d be curious as to the context of these comments – did you read this in an article somewhere, and if so can you post a link?

https://twitter.com/JoelAErickson/st...61805182205952

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No clues from Reich on whether or not LT Anthony Castonzo's injuries this season have altered his thinking on playing in 2021. Says they talked briefly on Sunday.
https://twitter.com/zkeefer/status/1348367240203272193

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Something to watch— While Colts are unsure if LT Anthony Castonzo returns in 2021 (he's under contract but suffered a bad ankle injury to end his season), Frank Reich says they will weigh moving All-Pro LG Quenton Nelson out to LT full-time. Not a sure thing, but will be considered.
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Iím surprised to hear that Reich said that about Nelson, not only for the reasons discussed elsewhere here (different skill sets for T and G), but also because it implies that he's not expecting Castonzo back. Iíd be curious as to the context of these comments Ė did you read this in an article somewhere, and if so can you post a link?
I don't think it is a commitment, just they will explore it. It is easier to find a good guard than a good LT. And the best DL are often DE's on teams, they can wreck an offense if you don't have a decent player out there.
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I don't think it is a commitment, just they will explore it. It is easier to find a good guard than a good LT. And the best DL are often DE's on teams, they can wreck an offense if you don't have a decent player out there.
Understood. I hope that Castonzo returns, though, as I really don't like any plan which involves moving Nelson to LT. Not a fan of messing with a good thing.

Veldheer seemed to hold up ok, wonder if he's interested in a normal full season contract? Even if Castonzo returns, it would be nice to have him as a backup.
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Veldheer seemed to hold up ok, wonder if he's interested in a normal full season contract? Even if Castonzo returns, it would be nice to have him as a backup.
It appears that Veldheer wants to continue playing this postseason - he has just signed with the Packers.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...61163170017283

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OT Jared Veldheer, who started for the Colts' on Saturday, is now signing with the Packers, per source.

He is allowed to sign with GB because he was on the Colts' practice squad.
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New Packers' OT Jared Veldheer now will become the first player in NFL history to play for two teams in the same postseason. COVID practice-squad rules made it possible. Only this season....
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It appears that Veldheer wants to continue playing this postseason - he has just signed with the Packers.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...61163170017283



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Huh. That's an odd one. Either way I'd like to see him back as the backup swing OT next season.
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It appears that Veldheer wants to continue playing this postseason - he has just signed with the Packers.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...61163170017283



https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...62060499390464
What an opportunist! I did not know this could be done, but I guess it's something that can be done this year only due to COVID:

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...62060499390464

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New Packers' OT Jared Veldheer now will become the first player in NFL history to play for two teams in the same postseason. COVID practice-squad rules made it possible. Only this season....
He seems hellbent on getting a ring this year, and it looks like he's got a good agent who's identifying loopholes. If the Pack loses, I guess he'll be moving on to KC next.
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Understood. I hope that Castonzo returns, though, as I really don't like any plan which involves moving Nelson to LT. Not a fan of messing with a good thing.

Veldheer seemed to hold up ok, wonder if he's interested in a normal full season contract? Even if Castonzo returns, it would be nice to have him as a backup.
He is tough, strong and fearless. He loses 15 lbs and becomes quicker, he will eat light DEs and LB for lunch. He not a block of granite. He is athletic, and ihe can be a dominant OT. Heís a ball player. If you asked him to play as a nose tackle he would bust his ass so he would blow up the first center he faced.

I dont understand why people here cant believe he could play OT. Hes strong, smart quick feet and is an asshole as he drives people into the ground
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He is tough, strong and fearless. He loses 15 lbs and becomes quicker, he will eat light DEs and LB for lunch. He not a block of granite. He is athletic, and ihe can be a dominant OT. Heís a ball player. If you asked him to play as a nose tackle he would bust his ass so he would blow up the first center he faced.

I dont understand why people here cant believe he could play OT. Hes strong, smart quick feet and is an asshole as he drives people into the ground
Nelson would need to completely remake himself to play LT. I'm not saying he couldn't do it, he even did an adequate job filling in when Castanzo went down, but he would need to become much more agile and much less of a mauler to make it work. It seems easier to draft a LT to put next to him and keep him as the best OG in the NFL than to experiment with him and potentially weaken the whole left side of the OL.
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