Satele's release comes as little surprise. Indy gains $4 million against the cap by cutting a seven-year NFL starter who finished as the league's 31st-ranked center out of 35 qualifiers last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Colts are primed for further changes up front after guard Hugh Thornton graded as the team's second-worst lineman in 2013, per PFF. While Andrew Luck absorbed fewer sacks last season (32) after a whopping 50 takedowns the year before, the quarterback still took too many bone-crushing hits in the pocket.
Alex Mack would have been an outstanding free-agent target for Indy, but the Browns slapped the center with the transition tag, ensuring Cleveland a chance to match any deal he nets on the open market.