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Upon further review, Olin Kreutz might not be done

While his days with Bears are over center OlKreutz would entertaoffers from other contending teams. | Tom Cruze/Sun-Times

While his days with the Bears are over, center Olin Kreutz would entertain offers from other contending teams. | Tom Cruze/Sun-Times

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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.”

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