I'm not a regular SportsCenter viewer, but perhaps I should start. Zach at Cheesehead TV passed along the info that the Green Bay Packers have scheduled a visit with free agent center Jeff Saturday. Adam Schefter dropped the information on TV.
The Packers need to pick up someone at center, either in free agency or in the draft. Even if Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson know something we don't and they have Evan Dietrich-Smith penned in as the starter from Day 1 of training camp (unlikely), we would still have to bring in someone. Depending on his health and the contract, we could do a heck of a lot worse than Saturday.
Saturday, a 36-year-old veteran of 13 NFL seasons, has been under center for all of Peyton Manning's time with the Indianapolis Colts. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time All-Pro selection. I didn't pay close enough attention to his play when I saw the Colts last season to tell you definitively whether or not he has dropped off physically, but I think we have plenty of reason to believe that he has something left in the tank.
We'll have a lot more to say if this comes to fruition, but this is an interesting and positive development. I can't imagine that Ted Thompson is willing to give Saturday more than a one-year contract, but depending on what the market is like for his services, that might be good enough.