The Indianapolis Colts lost a key depth offensive lineman on Tuesday. Joe Reitz announced that he has retired from the NFL after nine seasons.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 7, 2017
Reitz spent six seasons with the Colts and started 44 games. He played all along the offensive line, including guard and tackle. Rietz is planning on staying in the community after he retires, following former Colts punter Pat McAfee’s lead.
“As a native Hoosier, I look forward to staying in this community for the rest of my life,” Rietz said.
There is now a need for offensive linemen who can play multiple positions, and there could be a solution on the roster. Jonotthan Harrison is a pending free agent and has experience playing guard and center for the Colts. The Colts could re-sign him in order to fill a void going into next year.