Center Samson Satele, the Raiders starter for the better part of the last three seasons, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent, the club announced.
Satele never seemed to be in Oakland’s plans after the return to zone blocking, a system he struggled with initially his first year with the Raiders.
The backup center for Oakland last year was Stefen Wisniewski. There has been no stated intention to move Wisniewski to center this season. Oakland re-signed starting guard Cooper Carlisle and also added Houston’s Mike Brisiel as a free agent, although both play right guard.
Satele is facing legal trouble in Hawaii from a recent arrest for disorderly conduct.