Yes, PFT Live starts in mere minutes. But I needed to post this one before the show begins.
Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that center Olin Kreutz has left the Saints.
Kreutz’s agent told Triplett that the veteran center “no longer feels passion and doesn’t want to just collect paycheck.”
Kreutz appeared in, and started, four games for the Saints this season. He was not re-signed by the Bears during free agency, after 13 years with the team.
And the Bears’ decision to dump Kreutz arguably has been vindicated.
UPDATE 12:53 p.m. ET: Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune said during Friday’s PFT Live that Kreutz has not retired, and that coach Sean Payton is expected to address the media to discuss the roster move that the Saints will make in response to Kreutz’s decision. The Saints could choose to cut Kreutz, giving him the ability to play elsewhere. Or the Saints could put him on a reserve list that would shut him down for the rest of the season.