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Jeff Saturday retired as an Indianapolis Colts player Thursday and immediately started a new life in the organization that brought him into the league.
After starting his 14-year career as an undrafted free agent, Saturday went on to play in two Super Bowls, winning one with the Colts, and teamed with Peyton Manning to set an NFL record for games played between a quarterback and center. The two played 170 games together.
He may be best known around the league as one of the key forces in helping settle the NFL's lockout in 2011.
Colts owner Jim Irsay and Saturday opened the news conference by signing a one-day contract that didn't cost the Colts a dime. Irsay says Saturday will now work in the team's marketing and community relations department.
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Colts Owner Jim Irsay with Jeff Saturday(Photo: Colts)
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If you set you wayback machine to 2009, you will recall that retired NFL center Jeff Saturday was snapping the ball to Peyton Manning on their way to an appearance in Super Bowl XLIV.
That team was on fire during both the regular and post season and had the opportunity to take a crack at perfect season honors before they rested their starters at the 14-0 mark.
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