Indianapolis Colts probowl center Jeff Saturday wants to join the Pittsburgh Steelers when he becomes a free agent on February 27th. The Tribune-Review is reporting Saturday told his agent Ralph Cindrich to see if he can get him to Pittsburgh.
I talked to Jeff after the Super Bowl, and he said if you can get me there, that would be beautiful,” said Pittsburgh-based agent Ralph Cindrich. “This is a Rooney-type of guy if ever there was one. He’s happy to play guard. He started in the league at guard. He told me, ‘I’ll play anywhere”
Saturday, 34, appeared in the Pro Bowl from 2005 through 2007 and is a two-time Pro Bowl alternate (2004, 2008). He was named AP All-NFL twice (2005, 2007). In 2008 he appeared in 12 regular season games for the Colts.
Will the Steelers be interested?: This is something the Steelers will likely look into. When drafting a offensive lineman late in the first or in the 2nd round, there is no guarantee that the player will be ready to be a starter in their first season.
Signing Saturday to a one or two year deal could give a Max Unger for example time to develop. This could also give the Steelers the opportunity to address other needs in the draft like defensive end or cornerback in the first round.
Saturday signed a 6 year-deal worth $19 million ($5 million signing bonus) in 2003
Kemoeatu update: The Steelers have made an offer in the three year range to guard Chris Kemoeatu but the two sides remain far apart. Kemoeatu will test free agency