The Colts let starting left tackle Charlie Johnson leave for Minnesota, and the race to replace him is on. Jeff Linkenbach, a part-time starter as a rookie last season, is the starting left tackle for now. Coach Jim Caldwell says Castonzo, the first-round pick from Boston College, is improving rapidly as the backup.
Ijalana, a second-round pick from Villanova, is listed as the No. 2 right tackle behind Ryan Diem. Jacques McClendon, a reserve last season, is currently listed as the starting left guard.
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