Upon further review, Olin Kreutz might not be done
BY SEAN JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org August 4, 2011 12:02PM
While his days with the Bears are over, center Olin Kreutz would entertain offers from other contending teams. | Tom Cruze/Sun-Times
Updated: August 4, 2011 4:55PM
While Olin Kreutz told the Sun-Times Saturday he was “leaning more toward retirement,” the longtime Bears center now appears to be leaning toward continuing his NFL career.
Kreutz’s agent Mark Bartelstein said a “group of teams” have expressed an interest in Kreutz, who’s main stipulation is that any club he joins would be a championship contender.
“As I said all along, if he gets a championship contending type team, he’s going to be really interested,” Bartelstein said, “and I think we’re going to get that.
“There are teams that are inquiring at that level. Do I think something will happen? I think there’s a good chance something will happen. It’s definitely moving in that direction.”
Bartelstein declined to comment on any of the clubs interested.
Kreutz said he’s in excellent shape, after a rigorous offseason in which he was able to build instead of rehab.
“We trained together this whole offseason,” Bears offensive lineman Roberto Garza said. “He looks and feels great.”