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Colts Center Saturday Interested in Coming to Pittsburgh?

Interesting rumor today in the Post-Gazette about Colts center Jeff Saturday coming over to play for the Steelers:

Three-time Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday, who becomes an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 a.m. Friday, wants to join the Steelers. And not necessarily as a center. “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.”

Saturday may be a “Rooney-type of guy,” but only if is likely willing to play for less than what he’s going to look for, which Peter King said could be up to $8 mil a year. The Steelers didn’t just let Alan Faneca get away a season ago to then pay Saturday, who probably has 2-3 years left, a ton of money.

The other issue is that the Steelers already have their center in Justin Hartwig, who played well this past season. Reportedly Saturday said he would play guard, but no one is going to pay him $6-$8 mil to play out of position. Bottom line, don’t expect Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. mark

    February 25, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Saturday would be a good fit at guard. I think he is an improvement over either starters we have now. I think Stapleton has an upside and I think Kemo has a bit of room for improvement but not much. Saturday is a good ball player and helps the line immediately. Is he a big enough improvement to pay him BIG$$$? I doubt it. I am more concerned right now about Mcfadden and this new “problem” in signing Harrison to a long deal. What about extending Ward and Miller???

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