Since Kreutz was waived (a procedure that applies to all players after the trading deadline), he could be claimed by any other team. Assuming that he clears waivers, he’ll be a free agent.
During Friday’s PFT Live, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune said that Kreutz never really fit in with the Saints. His agent told Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune that Kreutz no longer feels the passion for the game, and that he doesn’t want to collect a paycheck. However, Kreutz’s agent has not said that the player will retire.
The Saints also elevated quarterback Sean Canfield from the practice squad, and waived/injured veteran tackle Alex Barron. The 2005 first-rounder appeared in no games with the Saints.
[Editor’s note: A prior version of this article explained that the Saints had placed Kreutz on the reserve/left squad list. I misread the announcement from the team, and I thank Howard Balzer of 101sports.com and The Sports Xchange for pointing out the error.]