The Colts appear to be ready for life without one of their big players on the O-line, center Jeff Saturday. The Indy Star reports that Saturday, who will be a free agent on Friday, will be allowed to test the free agent market.
The Indianapolis Colts won’t attempt to re-sign Jeff Saturday, their starting center the past nine seasons, before the start of the league’s free agent signing period, according to his agent. In an e-mail to The Indianapolis Star late Saturday, Ralph Cindrich said “discussions and events this past week” confirmed the team will allow Saturday to “test the free agent market,” which opens Friday. Saturday, 33 and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, is one of eight Colts who will become unrestricted free agents at the end of the week.
Saturday, despite being 33, will be looked at by a number of teams that could use a center, and if the Colts are serious about not making him an offer, he’ll likely not be back with the Colts in 2009.