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Colts Daily Headlines: July 10th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on July 10, 2013 – 8:38 am

The news around the Colts on Tuesday surrounded some former offensive linemen. What will Jeff Saturday being doing next season? Who joins Mike Chappell’s all-Indy team at the offensive guard position? Lastly, who is next in line at Saturday’s old position at the center spot?

Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, July 10th.  

Former Colts center Jeff Saturday joining ESPN for pro football analysis

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

Retirement didn’t last long for former Colts center Jeff Saturday.

The 14-year NFL veteran is getting into the television industry with his first appearance on ESPN coming on July 17th.

“Offensive linemen make some of the best analysts because they understand the nuances of the game and they typically have fun personalities — Jeff definitely fits this mold,” senior coordinating producer Seth Markman, who oversees ESPN’s NFL studio shows, said in a statement. “It’s also no accident he played center for two NFL MVPs in Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.”

All-time Indy Colts guards: Ryan Lilja and Jake Scott

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

Both of the guards on Chappell’s all-Indy team had productive years with the Colts before moving on to further their NFL careers.

Former Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd was very fond of both Lilja and Scott, after the two turned into mainstays up front even though they were not high draft picks.

“One of my favorite players all-time for me to watch was Ryan Lilja,’’ Mudd said. “He’s one of those guys who just got a lot out of his abilities.’’

“I just liked the way he got things done,’’ he said. “He was athletic and all that, but he got his job done very efficiently. He did things so well technique-wise.

“I really, really enjoyed coaching him.’’

On Colts’ center spot: Satele vs. Holmes

By: Paul Kuharsky, AFC South Blog

The Colts center position is definitely one to watch with the team departing for training camp in a little more than two weeks.

Kuharsky caught up with rookie Khaled Holmes to discuss the battle with the incumbent starter Samson Satele.

“Samson’s a great player and I think we have a bunch of great players up front,” Holmes said. “My only goal is to keep my head down and keep working. I’m always going to compete in everything I do, so there is that factor. But I’m not looking forward to anything besides camp.

“From Day 1 he’s been a great leader and a great help to me in particular. He’s been playing the position for so long at such a high level, he’s really got a firm grasp on technique and the scheme. He’s been nothing but a great help for me.”

 


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