Saturday, a six-time Pro Bowl selection who went undrafted out of the University of North Carolina, spent this past season as a member of the Packers—his first donning green and gold—following a successful 13-year run in Indianapolis.
“We’ll finish it with sunsets in Hawaii and call it a much better career than I would have anticipated,” the 37-year-old Saturday announced Friday on the “Grady and Big Show” on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis.
Originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 1998, Saturday, a native of Atlanta, Ga., broke into the league in 1999 and started two games for the Colts during Peyton Manning’s second season in Indianapolis.
In the ensuing 12 years with the franchise, Saturday would play in 186 of a possible 192 contests, while garnering two All-Pro First Team selections (2005, 2007) and helping guide the franchise to its first Super Bowl title (2006) since relocating from Baltimore in 1984.
During his one season in Titletown (in which the franchise signed him to a two-year deal on March 23, 2012), the 6’2”, 292-pound Saturday started in each of the 14 games in which he saw action (he retires 66th in league history with 202 starts to his name), but was benched in favor of Evan Dietrich-Smith in late December.