Hawaii football standout Olin Kreutz leaving Saints

Olin Kreutz
Olin Kreutz

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - New Orleans Saints center Olin Kreutz is leaving the team because he's lost his passion to play.

According to Kreutz's agent, the 34 year old loves the game, but has not been feeling it.

ESPN reports the Saints will put Kreutz on the left-team list and eventually release him.

Kreutz reportedly made the decision to leave Friday after the Saints gave him some time to think about it.

His agent says he felt as though he had been collecting a check instead of playing at the game's highest level.

The Saint Louis High School and University of Washington graduate was drafted into the NFL in 1998.

Kreutz played 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears and appeared in the Pro Bowl six times. He signed with the Saints on Aug. 5, 2011 for a one-year, $2 million contract with an additional $2 million in incentives.

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