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Saturday Ends It The Right Way; Returns To Retire As A Colt

Longtime Colts center Jeff Saturday returned to the organization for one day Thursday to hold a presser to announce his retirement.

Saturday played 13 seasons with the Colts before one season with the Packers in 2012.

“The years I spent with the Colts were truly remarkable and I am honored to be able to retire as a member of one of the classiest organizations in the NFL,” Saturday said in a statement on Tuesday. “I also want to thank Green Bay for the opportunity to compete as a member of the Packers last season. During my time in Indianapolis, I made tremendous relationships with numerous teammates, coaches and staff within the organization.”

Saturday won a Super Bowl with the Colts in the 2006-07 season. He joined the Packers on a two-year deal in 2012.

In an interview with ESPN on Monday, Saturday explained why retiring as a member of the Colts meant so much to him.

“We watched that city evolve from a basketball and racing town to truly a football town,” Saturday said of his tenure with the Indianapolis.

And in explaining how that conference-swapping snap came to be at the Pro Bowl, Saturday said simply, “[Peyton’s] got a lot more pull than I do.”

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