INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Jeff Saturday will officially retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.
The 14-year veteran, who spent 13 seasons with the Colts, will make his retirement official at a press conference on Thursday, March 7, at noon at the Colts Complex.
The Colts released this statement from Saturday on Monday afternoon:
The years I spent with the Colts were truly remarkable and I am honored to be able to retire as a member of one of the classiest organizations in the NFL,” said Saturday. “I also want to thank Green Bay for the opportunity to compete as a member of the Packers last season. During my time in Indianapolis, I made tremendous relationships with numerous teammates, coaches and staff within the organization. It was also a pleasure playing for Mr. Irsay who is a wonderful owner. He gave tremendous support for my wife and I in all of our community endeavors. There were so many successful seasons that I was part of, but nothing tops our Super Bowl championship during the 2006 season. I’ll never forget the support of Colts fans and the City of Indianapolis during my time here. My wife and I love this community and have established our roots here. We’re looking forward to the next chapter in Indianapolis.
Saturday announced his retirement in January. Last week, Jim Irsay released the news about Saturday retiring as a Colt via Twitter:
Jeff Saturday will put on a Colts' jersey one more time and retire with the team at a press conference sometime soon. He added that Saturday will have a presence with the team.