Jeff Saturday has front-office options

Updated: February 5, 2012, 12:31 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The Indianapolis Colts would like to bring back veteran free-agent center Jeff Saturday, but in a different role than some might think.

The Colts have told Saturday, a player who was instrumental in helping to end the lockout, that they are willing to give him a front-office job, according to league sources.

A second NFL team also has floated the idea of Saturday joining its front office.

A front-office job could be tempting to Saturday, who is considered one of the brightest players in the league, but he still has an interest in playing.

One NFL scout said this week that Saturday's career is not over if he doesn't want it to be, and Saturday could continue playing another season with the type of technique and playing style he uses.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.