Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Indianapolis Colts exercise fifth-year option on Anthony Castonzo

The NFL’s deadline to exercise the fifth-year option on players who were selected in the 2011 Draft is fast approaching (May 3).

There are those players who had their options picked up almost immediately like Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green, New England Patriots’ offensive tackle Nate Solder and New Orleans Saints’ defensive end Cameron Jordan.

Some others teams, like the San Francisco 49ers with outside linebacker Aldon Smith, the Miami Dolphins with center Mike Pouncey and the Saints with running back Mark Ingram have more difficult decisions because of off-the-field issues or a lack of production.

According to Will Brinson of CBS Sports, the Indianapolis Colts have made a decision on 22nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, picking up offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo’s fifth-year option.


Castonzo’s option will be worth $7.438 million in 2015.

The move seems like an easy decision for the Colts, who will likely try to work out a long-term extension.

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