ESPN reported early Friday morning that New Orleans Saints Center Olin Kreutz is parting the team for the rest of the season, mentioning a lack of passion for the game. “He loves the games,” said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. “He has to love the game. He just hasn’t been feeling it.”
The Saints will initially place Kreutz on the left-team list and then ultimately release him, assuring that they won’t owe the guaranteed piece of his contract.
During this sea Kreuts had been battling a sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, but that was mentioned as a reason for leaving the team and the NFL at this time.
Kreutz felt he needed to exit despite the fact that he’s had been performing on the field for a check instead of playing the game at his highest level, according to his agent. The Saints bestowed him some time to make a decision, and Kreutz determined to depart for good Friday.
Kreutz was draft in the third round of the 1998 draft by the Chicago Bears. In over twelve years as a pro,Kreutz has been selected to six Pro-Bowls, and was one of the team's most dependable offensive linemen.
His departure to the Saints on offense comes as a bit as a surprise since in the middle of the season. But things will be okay in “The Big Easy”, the Saints offense only looks to improve after last week dreadful lost to the Bucs.