For 13 seasons, the number 63 was among the most reliable and consistent for the Indianapolis Colts, as center Jeff Saturday played in 197 games over his career with the Colts wearing that number. In the past week, however, that number has been a constant revolving door, having changed hands three times in the past four days.
It started with Ben Heenan, who had been wearing the number this offseason and for the first few practices of training camp, being injured during a practice last week and being waived/injured on Friday. To replace him, the Colts signed offensive lineman Kitt O'Brien, who took over Heenan's number 63. One day later, on Saturday, O'Brien was waived and Dionte Savage was signed, who also took over number 63. And then today, Monday, the Colts waived Savage and re-signed O'Brien, who is now wearing number 63 again.
It's been one crazy saga over the past few days, but after lasting just one day with the Colts, now Kitt O'Brien is back. The 6-5, 310 pound lineman spent the past two seasons playing with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. He started 23 games over the past two seasons in the AFL, including all 18 games in 2014. He played collegiately at Ball State, where he started 36 games along the offensive line. As a senior in 2012, he played in all 13 games and started 10, while in both his junior and sophomore seasons he started all 12 games.
Savage (6-4, 335 pounds) spent two seasons playing at the University of Oklahoma after spending his first two seasons at Arizona Western. He played in 23 games at Oklahoma and started seven of them. The Miami Dolphins originally signed him as an undrafted free agent in May but waived him on August 4. The Colts signed him a few days later, but then just two days after signing him the Colts waived him as well.
Kitt O'Brien is back with the Colts - hopefully this stay lasts a little longer than his last one.