Samson Satele IND 6 Days
Colts released C Samson Satele.
Satele was due $3.9 million in the final season of his three-year contract. The move frees up $1.733 million in cap space for the free-spending Colts. Going on 30, Satele was injury prone and ineffective his two years in Indy. Moving on from Satele is a necessary step as the Colts look to upgrade their dismal run blocking.
Samson Satele IND Dec 09 '12
Colts C Samson Satele left Sunday's Week 14 game against the Titans with an ankle injury.
Satele and the entire Indy offensive line has been abused by the Tennessee defense. Andrew Luck is getting flushed out of the pocket on a regular basis and has been sacked multiple times. A.Q. Shipley started the third quarter at center.
Samson Satele IND Oct 08 '12
Colts C Samson Satele (knee) was active for Sunday's win, but played zero snaps.
A.Q. Shipley got the start just six days after being promoted from the practice squad, strongly suggesting Satele was active on just an emergency basis. He remains day-to-day heading into Sunday's tilt against the Jets.
Samson Satele IND Sep 24 '12
Colts C Samson Satele (knee) started Sunday's loss to the Jaguars but lasted just one half.
Satele was "doing more harm than good," according to coach Chuck Pagano. He chose to kick Mike McGlynn to center for the second half and brought in Trai Essex at right guard.
Samson Satele IND Sep 17 '12
An MRI of Colts C Samson Satele's left knee revealed only "soreness and stiffness."
It's excellent news for the Colts' banged-up line, though not a guarantee Satele will be ready for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. If he's not, RG Mike McGlynn will likely slide back over to center, leaving Trai Essex at right guard.
Samson Satele IND Sep 16 '12
Colts C Samson Satele was forced from Sunday's game against the Vikings with a left knee injury, and did not return.
Satele was deemed "questionable" after departing midway through the first half, but never checked back in. It's awful news for a Colts team that was already without RT Winston Justice and LG Joe Reitz, though Satele appeared to be walking without much of a hitch. RG Mike McGlynn slid over to center in Satele's absence, leaving recently signed veteran Trai Essex at right guard. Satele was nursing a right knee injury heading into Week 2.
Samson Satele IND Mar 21 '12
According to the Associated Press, Colts C Samson Satele's new three-year contract is worth $10.8 million with $5 million guaranteed.
For a player arrested on disorderly conduct charges just days ago, Satele made out pretty well. GM Ryan Grigson made it clear Wednesday that Satele was "the man they wanted to anchor their new line," per the AP. A 27-year-old with 74 career starts, Satele replaces longtime C Jeff Saturday in Indianapolis.
Samson Satele IND Mar 21 '12
Colts signed C Samson Satele, formerly of the Raiders.
This should close the books on Jeff Saturday's 13-year Colts career, as he's drawing interest from the Titans, Packers, and Broncos. Satele has started 74 games over the past five seasons with the Dolphins and Raiders. He struggles against wide-bodied 3-4 nose tackles, but is otherwise a solid run-blocker.
Samson Satele IND Mar 18 '12
Free agent C Samson Satele was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii on disorderly conduct charges early Saturday morning.
The Raiders' starting center each of the past three seasons, Satele is a Hawaii native. Not expected back in Oakland, Satele graded out as the league's 18th best center in 2011 by Pro Football Focus. Satele has yet to line up a visit in a free agent market unusually ripe with centers, and getting arrested isn't going to help his situation.