Friday, January 25, 2013

The One Year Tenure of Jeff Saturday

Yesterday I wrote about WR Donald Driver, who's probably played his last season with the Green Bay Packers and expected to retire. Another veteran player, C Jeff Saturday, is not expected back either and he will consider retirement:
Even if he decides to play another season, it won't be with the Packers, who are expected to release Saturday. He's scheduled to make $1.35 million in salary in 2013 and is due a $1.4 million roster bonus. Saturday also has a total of $1 million in per-game roster bonuses.
Like Driver's likely departure, this should come as no surprise after he was benched in favor of C Evan Dietrich-Smith. While it hasn't happened as a member of the Packers, Saturday's had a heck of a career with six trips to the Pro Bowl (even if number six is all due to name recognition) and he was twice named first team All-Pro.

I'm still not expecting Dietrich-Smith to become the new starting center, and they should look to the draft this time for their next starter.

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