POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2012
Has started 74 games
in his NFL career
INDIANAPOLIS » Colts general manager Ryan Grigson got the center he wanted to anchor Indianapolis’ rebuilt offensive line — and it’s not Jeff Saturday.
On Wednesday, the Colts signed Hawaii alumnus Samson Satele, who started 74 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. A person with knowledge of the deal said it’s a three-year contract worth $10.8 million, with $5 million guaranteed. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“It’s a brand-new team,” Satele said in a statement issued by the Colts. “In talking with coach (Chuck Pagano) and everyone else, it feels like a family. It’s a fresh, new start for me and a fresh, new team. I can’t wait to get this rolling.”
Satele was arrested for disorderly conduct at Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea early last Saturday morning. He was released after posting $500 bail and is scheduled to appear in Ewa District Court on April 18. Disorderly conduct is a petty misdemeanor.