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INDIANAPOLIS

Stockpiling compelling film footage aimed to best capsulize the career of an NFL center is an arduous process at best.

Nevertheless, highlights of the 13 seasons Jeff Saturday spent with the Indianapolis Colts were playing on two large screens inside a room at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center early Thursday afternoon.

Lowering himself to snap the football in a game at Tennessee, Saturday’s meaty hands refuse to touch the pigskin until he’s finished communicating to his fellow linemen. First he shouts instruction while pointing right and then, seconds later, repeats this to the left side.

Other glimpses into his gridiron past include the 6-foot-2, 295-pound center paving a massive running lane for former teammate Joseph Addai. Another shows him leaving the field after a home victory, Saturday’s helmet raised with one hand as he acknowledges ecstatic Colts fans with the other.

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