Former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday (63) signed with the Green Bay Packers Friday, March 23. Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Packers Looking to Replace Scott Wells

The Packers most important free agent this year was, undoubtedly, center Scott Wells.

Wells took advantage of this opportunity and visited the Tennessee Titans as his first stop. It seemed as if he would sign with the Titans but Wells would eventually take a visit to the St. Louis Rams and sign a deal with them. Wells got his payday that he well-deserved but the Packers now have a gaping hole that needs to get filled either through free agency or the NFL draft.

The Packers predicted that Wells would leave through free agency and began looking at centers even before he signed with a different team. One the Packers took a good look at was Chris Myers of the Houston Texans. There were rumors about the Packers talking to Myers before the official free agent period began but never any official word about it. Nevertheless, Myers visited Tennessee but signed back with the Texans for 4 years and 25 million.

This put the Packers into a difficult situation and now need to make a choice as to either get a replacement through free agency or the draft. Knowing the Packers, it is completely logical to think that the Packers will opt to draft a young center somewhere in the draft and perhaps start Evan Dietrich-Smith until the new rook is ready.

Well, this actually may not be the case.

It has been reported as of today, that former Indianapolis Colts center, Jeff Saturday, is currently visiting with the Packers then the Titans and finally the Denver Broncos. It has been widely expected that Saturday would prefer to join Peyton Manning in Denver because they were teammates in Indianapolis ever since Manning was drafted in 1998. It is a plus, though, that the Packers are able to visit with Saturday first and can be the first to sign him before he even leaves Green Bay.

Although Saturday is well beyond his best days, he still has tremendous leadership and is still a very solid starting center in the NFL. This would be a huge pickup for the Pack if they can pull it off.

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