It's just ceremonial for now, but Jeff Saturday is returning to the Indianapolis Colts.
Dave Furst of WRTV 6 in Indianapolis writes that Jeff Saturday will sign a one-day contract (hat tip to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star).
According to Saturday, the timing of a one-day deal hasn't been set, but the ceremony will take place sometime soon.
Irsay was always completely on board with that and had contacted me to do that. There's stuff that happens with the league first that has to all take place. It just takes time to get things done.
This is just the first of what will likely be a string of honors for one of the most popular and effective Colts ever. Saturday has been rumored to be up for a front-office job with the team for nearly a year. He will likely also be inducted to the team's ring of honor in short order.
Ceremonial contracts may be a little corny, but they offer fans the chance to hear from their heroes one last time as a member of the franchise. Given how little there is to talk about in the offseason and how insatiable the public is for news, writers are happy to cover the pressers just to have something easy to write about the next day.
In Saturday's case, his victory lap as a Colt will be welcomed. He's long been an engaging and thoughtful personality, and it seems only fitting that he'll retire as a Colt.
Even if it's only for a day.
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