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Falcons Vs. Colts: Starters Anthony Castonzo, Ryan Diem Could Be Back For Indy

While Peyton Manning isn't walking through the door, the 0-8 Indianapolis Colts will be as healthy as they have been all year in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

An offensive line is a quarterback's best friend, and it seems that struggling QB Curtis Painter will get some much needed help, as the Colts' two starting offensive tackles -- 11th year veteran Ryan Diem and rookie Anthony Castonzo -- are expected back after playing in only seven games combined this season.

Diem, a versatile 6'6 320 lineman who has played at multiple positions in his ten seasons as a starter in Indianapolis, has been an anchor on the Colts offensive line for most of the Peyton Manning era. He's missed five games this year with an ankle injury.

Castonzo, a 6'7 311 OT out of Boston College, was the No. 27 pick of the first round, and an ankle sprain has kept him out of four games.

Both players will be tested by Falcons All-Pro DE John Abraham, who has three sacks this season.

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