14 year NFL veteran center Olin Kreutz informed the New Orleans Saints he is leaving the team. Kreutz joined the Saints during training camp after spending 13 years with the Chicago Bears. His agent Mark Bartlestein says Kreutz doesn't have the same passion for the game. Bartlestein told me his client had high regard for the Saints and Coach Sean Payton.
Second year man Brian de la Puente will assume the starting spot at center for the Saints. de la Puenta filled in for two games at center when Kreutz suffered a knee injury earlier this season.