Anthony Castonzo: Quenton Nelson has all the skills to play left tackle

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Anthony Castonzo announced his retirement on Tuesday and that decision adds something to the Colts’ list of needs for the offseason.

They will need a new starter at left tackle, but they may not have to look all that far to find one. During a press conference after his announcement, Castonzo said that he’s seen left guard Quenton Nelson have fun taking some reps at the position in practice and that he thinks the three-time All-Pro would do well at a new position.

“We’ve talked about it, and if that’s what happens, I’m going to tell you right now, he’s going to do a nice job. He’s got all the skills to do it,” Castonzo said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

The Colts will likely explore a number of options for moving forward on the offensive line, but agreeing with Castonzo’s take on Nelson could lead to a search focused on help at guard rather than tackle.