Colts to Allow Center Saturday to Test Free Agent Market

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.

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One Response to “Colts to Allow Center Saturday to Test Free Agent Market”

  1. Ben says:

    I hope the colts get Saturday back for a couple more years. We anyone should get dropped it is Diem. Marvin is already leaving and I just could not stand to see saturday go to another team. I am not ready to call him a traitor yet, but it seems that’s the life of a colts fan these offseasons you say goodbye to the old and build through the draft. Better be a good draft to help us ease the pain of this years lose.