On Friday, veteran center Olin Kreutz abruptly left the Saints. On Saturday, the Saints waived Kreutz with the designation “left squad.”
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.]