All has been quiet on the Packers front since their exit in the second round of the playoffs, but now pro bowl center Jeff Saturday has announced his retirement. Saturday has played fourteen seasons in the NFL, 13 for the Indianapolis Colts before signing as a free agent with Green Bay this past offseason. Though he has one year left on his contract, Saturday decided the time is right for him to call it quits, and will walk away from the game following the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Saturday was the starting center for fourteen games this year, before being replaced by Evan Dietrich-Smith for the last two games of the season and the postseason. Though his best years were in Indy with Peyton Manning, he provided solid protection and helped the Packers offense thrive for most of the year. Saturday walks away having given knowledge and helpful advice to the young offensive line that has to step up next year to protect Aaron Rodgers and provide holes for running backs if the Green Bay Packers offense wants to improve for next season.