Colts LT Anthony Castonzo, who is entering the final year of his contract, said Thursday that last year rejuvenated him physically.
“My body honestly feels better right now than I think it did my rookie year stepping in here … It’s pretty crazy what they’ve done, and it’s just making me feel good,” Castonzo said, via Colts.com. “And it’s exciting. It’s exciting to be able to be going into a season at age 30 possibly playing my best football.”
Castonzo mentioned that he loves the team’s new strength program and his knees have had “no pain.”
- Jeff Zrebiec mentions that Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown won’t be on the field for OTAs next week as he recovers from Lisfranc surgery.
- According to Zrebiec, the Ravens are also expected to be cautious with third-round WR Miles Boykin, who is dealing with a minor hamstring injury.
- Veteran LB Brandon Marshall said that the Ravens expressed interest early in free agency before his market went quiet. (Ryan O’Halloran)
- Ravens signed OLB Shane Ray. (NFLTR)
- Ravens signed WR Michael Floyd. (NFLTR)
- Ravens waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris. (NFLTR)
Former Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert says he felt like he disappointed some fans after dealing with injuries last year.
“I felt like I disappointed a lot of people in Steeler Nation,” Gilbert told ESPN. “It hasn’t been easy.”
“When you go from playing at a high level, then you’re not out there on the field, and you’re getting a lot from the fans, the coaches and teammates can’t rely on you because you’re not out there — all those things mount, and it’s tough,” Gilbert explained. “Nasty tweets, lots of questions, and you read the articles. Athletes can say that doesn’t bother them, but you see it.”