Joe Reitz IND 4 Months

Reitz suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's preseason game, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Indianapolis already has some weaknesses on the interior offensive line, so losing a key backup for a few weeks won't help.

Joe Reitz IND 8 Months

Colts re-signed OG Joe Reitz to a one-year, $1.431 million contract.

Reitz was a restricted free agent. Reitz appeared in 14 games last season, and has made 20 starts over the past three years. Reitz can start in a pinch, but is ticketed for a reserve role.

Joe Reitz IND Sep 26 '79

Reserve Colts OG Joe Reitz has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Reitz started in Week 14, but was limited to 13 snaps against the Texans. He should be considered day to day.

Joe Reitz IND Dec 29 '78

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 Oct 15 '78

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 Oct 11 '78

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 12 '78

Colts LG Joe Reitz left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Lions with an undisclosed injury.

Reitz went down early in the first quarter and appeared dazed as he was carted off the field. Consider him doubtful to return. Jeff Linkenbach has come on at left guard.

Joe Reitz IND Jul 02 '78

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 Jun 19 '78

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.

Joe Reitz IND Oct 02 '77

Colts LG Joe Reitz was forced from Thursday's game in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Backup center Mike Pollack has come on to replace Reitz, who is questionable to return.