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Saturday's decorated career carries weight with fans, colleagues

10:45 PM, Dec. 26, 2012
Veteran center Jeff Saturday, who joined the Packers as a free agent this season, was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday despite losing his starting job to Evan Dietrich-Smith last week. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Veteran center Jeff Saturday, who joined the Packers as a free agent this season, was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday despite losing his starting job to Evan Dietrich-Smith last week. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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No one can blame the fans for Jeff Saturday's surprising selection to the NFC Pro Bowl team.

The Green Bay Packers' center was one of three Packers players voted to the NFC team, along with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Rodgers is a starter, Matthews and Saturday are backups.

This is the sixth time Saturday has made the Pro Bowl in his decorated 14-year career, but the 37-year-old's inclusion this season was a major surprise, because just last week he lost his starting job to Evan Dietrich-Smith. ...

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