The Indianapolis Colts intend to beef up their lines and field a bigger team for Chuck Pagano.
Today’s trade for offensive tackle Winston Justice is a move toward that.
With a simple exchange of sixth-round picks in this year’s draft, Indianapolis got Justice from Philadelphia. He’s a player general manager Ryan Grigson is familiar with, as Grigson came to the Colts from a front-office post with the Eagles.
The Colts inherit a guy due a base salary of $3.225 million in 2012.
“I’m not sure exactly what it cost them, but I very much like the move,” said Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. “He isn’t great, but he is a solid right tackle and has had success in this league. It looks like they have their offensive tackles in place (with Anthony Castonzo and Justice) and that is at least something to help Andrew Luck out. And Ben Ijalana could potentially turn into a high end guard ... maybe.”
I think it’s a good move that forecasts the type of thing we can expect from the Colts.