AFC South: Saturday can retire as Colt

AFC South: Saturday can retire as Colt
February 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
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The Packers have released Jeff Saturday.

But that's a good thing. Saturday, who had already announced his plans to retire will now be able to sign a one-day contract and retire as a member of the Colts.

"(Colts owner Jim) Irsay was always completely on board with that and had contacted me to do that," Saturday said to WRTV about retiring as a Colt. "There's stuff that happens with the league first that has to all take place. It just takes time to get things done."

The 37-year-old Saturday played 14 seasons in the NFL, 13 of which came as a member of the Colts. He started 188 of those games and was a five-time Pro Bowler as Peyton Manning's center.

At this past Pro Bowl, Saturday switched teams for one play to snap the ball to his former teammate, Manning.

"It meant a lot to me. We spent a lot of time together," Saturday said. "We had the chance to ride the coattails of probably the greatest quarterback ever to play the game."