Joe Reitz IND 12 Months
Colts re-signed exclusive rights free agent OG Joe Reitz.
Reitz started eight games at left guard last season, but was an adventure both as a run blocker and pass protector. Reitz will face competition in the form of FA signee Donald Thomas or a draft pick. Ideally for Indy, he'd lose. Jeff Linkenbach is another (bad) option. Thomas may supplant Mike McGlynn at right guard.
Joe Reitz IND Jan 04 '13
Colts LG Joe Reitz (concussion) has been ruled out for the Wild Card Round.
Reitz graded out negatively as both a run and pass blocker this regular season by Pro Football Focus. Of course, backup Jeff Linkenbach was even worse. It's a concerning loss because Haloti Ngata often lines up over the opposing left guard. As it was all year, line play will be a weakness for Indy in the playoffs.
Joe Reitz IND Dec 31 '12
Colts LG Joe Reitz did not return after sustaining a head injury in Week 17.
He may have to go through the NFL's testing protocol. Reitz also left the Week 13 game with a head injury, appearing dazed while being carted off the field. Backup Jeff Linkenbach would be a liability if forced to start at Baltimore on Sunday.
Joe Reitz IND Sep 21 '12
Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed LG Joe Reitz had a "minor" surgical procedure on his knee.
That explains Reitz's extended absence. Pagano expects both Reitz and ILB Pat Angerer (foot) to return against the Packers after the Week 4 bye. Seth Olsen, a major liability in pass protection, has been filling in for Reitz.
Joe Reitz IND Sep 08 '12
Colts LG Joe Reitz (knee) missed practice all week and is out for Week 1.
Reitz didn't even travel with the team. Seth Olsen will step in and man the position in Reitz's absence, while Jeff Linkenbach backs up. Andrew Luck's protection is going to be shaky all season long.