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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Pieces are coming into place for Colts

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts are a step closer to having their starting offensive line together for Sunday’s season opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Left tackle Anthony Castonzo, out since injuring his knee in the Aug. 24 game against Cleveland, returned to the practice field Thursday. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said earlier this week that the plan all along was for Castonzo, who is responsible for protecting quarterback Andrew Luck’s blind side, to practice Thursday and then play against the Raiders as long as there weren’t any setbacks.

Guard Mike McGlynn is also practicing after missing time with a knee injury.

Barring any injuries between now and Sunday, the Colts will have the starting lineup they envisioned on offense and defense heading into training camp in late July together against the Raiders now that Castonzo is practicing.

Other injury updates from practice Thursday: