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Jeff Saturday not expect to leave retirement

Jeff Saturday AP

With so many of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s centers going down, it was natural to wonder if his old one was coming back.

But it’s apparently not going to be Jeff Saturday.

According to Saturday’s ESPN co-worker Ed Werder, the longtime Colts center isn’t interested in making a comeback, and has already dropped to the 230-240-pound range since retiring.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network talked to Saturday’s agent, who deemed it “possible, not likely.” The possible part likely stems from good agents never closing the door on a potential stream of income, and the not likely part from the overall lack of 230-pound centers in the NFL.

The Broncos have lost J.D. Walton and Dan Koppen to injuries already, and signed journeyman Steve Vallos yesterday.

They’ll probably continue to look for depth in the middle, but they won’t be looking to the TV studio.

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10 Responses to “Jeff Saturday not expect to leave retirement”
  1. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 29, 2013 11:35 AM

    Short of a personal appeal from the one man to whom he probably couldn’t say “no” (#18), Saturday is done. And I’m thinking this guy hasn’t wasted his money, either. Pension + great TV gig = retirement. Plus, he seems physically unscathed after all those years.

  2. u4iadman says: Jul 29, 2013 11:44 AM

    Trade next years 1st and 2nd round pics for Raiders center Wiz. We’re not challenging for a few years anyway and need the infusion of young talent.

  3. dburgoyne says: Jul 29, 2013 11:45 AM

    Plus the fact that the Packers benched him for a younger inexperienced center right before the plsyiffs. He wasn’t able to hold up. Manning would get killed.

  4. whatjusthapped says: Jul 29, 2013 11:53 AM

    Maybe the Vikings will sign Saturday. He has all the qualifications, (1) he’s an ex-Packer (2) he’s on the downside of his career (3) no matter what the Viking pay him, it will not match his production, a key factor for nearly every FA the Vikings sign.

  5. boobsmcgoo says: Jul 29, 2013 11:58 AM

    It’s weird how many lineman who play at 300 pound plus, lose weight after retirement, while RBs and LBs who play at 240 balloon up to 300 after their playing career.

  6. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:48 PM

    boobsmcgoo says:
    Jul 29, 2013 11:58 AM
    It’s weird how many lineman who play at 300 pound plus, lose weight after retirement, while RBs and LBs who play at 240 balloon up to 300 after their playing career.

    ——————————

    Their training regimen is completely different in order to be competitive at their respective positions.

  7. mnwildfan15 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:39 PM

    Mr. Birk, Peyton and John on line one for you.

  8. sbchampsagain says: Jul 29, 2013 2:44 PM

    Hope whomever the Broncos get at C is thick.

    Ngata, Suggs, Spears, Canty and Dumerville will come a knocking in Week 1.

  9. Vir Publius says: Jul 29, 2013 3:52 PM

    “Hope whomever the Broncos get at C is thick.

    Ngata, Suggs, Spears, Canty and Dumerville will come a knocking in Week 1.”

    His name is “Dumervil,” moron. If you’re going to be an unbearably obnoxious homer, at least learn your own players’ names.

  10. jjackwagon says: Jul 31, 2013 4:23 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Awesome and true. Boom!

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