Saturday signs with Packers

Veteran free agent center Jeff Saturday has joined the Green Bay Packers.

Saturday's agent, Ralph Cindrich, said on Friday he signed a two-year contract.

Saturday visited the Packers and Tennessee Titans and was scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos, which have signed former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Saturday, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro pick, was cut by the Colts prior to free agency as their roster experienced a major upheaval.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 36-year-old received a much better offer from the Packers and had a productive meeting earlier this week with head coach Mike McCarthy.

It was widely believed that Saturday would choose to join up with Manning, who was signed by the Broncos Tuesday to a five-year, $96 million contract.

The signing fills a hole for the Packers, who lost Pro Bowl center Scott Wells to the St. Louis Rams in free agency last week.

Saturday, 36, has played 13 seasons, all in Indianapolis, where he won a Super Bowl and two AFC championships.

Undrafted out of the University of North Carolina, he has started in 188 career games, including every one over the past three seasons.

NewsCore contributed to this report.

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