Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/21/11
I guess the free agent signing of Center Olin Kreutz is now officially a bust for the New Orleans Saints. To echo the sentiment of that famous blues song “the thrill is gone, baby.” The longtime Chicago Bears OL was known for his clout with the organization (which became even more evident after the shooting range incident in 2005) and leadership ability. Today in New Orleans he is leading himself away from the team after losing his passion for football. According to the AP: His agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Friday the 34-year-old Kreutz “has to feel really good about the passion he has got for the game and the love he has got for the game.” Bartelstein says Kreutz felt that slipping away and “he’s just not someone who can go to work every week and collect a paycheck.” In August, the 14-year veteran couldn’t agree to a new contract with Chicago, the only other team he has played for, and signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Saints. Kreutz has missed the past two ga...
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