Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, Diem, Pollak move on from Colts
By Paul Kuarsky
We didn’t expect any of them to return to the Colts, but official departures are still of note.
Three former Indianapolis offensive linemen are moving on.
ESPN reports Jeff Saturday has a deal with Green Bay. Ryan Diem is retiring. Mike Pollak has signed with Carolina. It didn't appear the Colts had any interest in re-signing any of them. Saturday and Diem were instrumental pieces to the team's success during the Peyton Manning era.
The Colts are in an offensive line transition. They’re going bigger, and they are going newer.
Too many people presumed Saturday would automatically wind up with Manning in Denver.
So far, Denver's notable addition from the AFC South wasn’t one of Manning’s former Colts tight ends -- Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme -- but Houston free agent Joel Dreessen.
The Titans suffer two shots here, as they were courting both Saturday (with center a big need) and Dreessen (with tight end not nearly as big an issue.)