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Olin Kreutz turned down more money to sign with New Orleans Saints

Former Bears center OlKreutz turned down bigger offers play for New Orleans Saints.

Former Bears center Olin Kreutz turned down bigger offers to play for the New Orleans Saints.

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Updated: August 5, 2011 4:46PM

Former Bears center Olin Kreutz has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Kreutz will make close to $4 million in total, although agent Mark Bartelstein said his client had more lucrative offers

“This wasn’t about the money,” Bartelstein said. “There were two other teams that offered considerably more (than the Saints).”

Kreutz was excited to join the Saints because they welcomed him and they are projected to vie for the NFC title.

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