The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve placed LT Anthony Castonzo on injured reserve and promoted C Joey Hunt to their active roster.
Castonzo recently underwent surgery on his ankle and was out for the remainder of the 2020 season, so this isn’t a big surprise.
Castonzo, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2011. He played out the final year of his four-year rookie contract when the Colts signed him to a five-year, $49.438 million contract that included $18 million guaranteed back in 2015.
Castonzo mulled over the possibility of retiring this offseason before informing the Colts of his decision to return for the 2020 season. Indianapolis signed him to a two-year, $33 million deal.
In 2020, Castonzo appeared in 12 games for the Colts, starting all 12 at left tackle. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 32 tackle out of 84 qualifying players.