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Kreutz Leaves New Orleans, Could Shaun O'Hara Fill The Void?

New Orleans Saints center Olin Kreutz is leaving the team and could retire permanently, according to ESPN. In his first year with the Saints after 13 with the Chicago Bears, the six-time Pro Bowl selection has lost his passion for the game, his agent said. Kreutz has been dealing with a left MCL sprain this year.

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"He loves the games," said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. "He has to love the game. He just hasn't been feeling it."

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For the Saints, this would seem to create an opening for three-time Pro Bowler Shaun O'Hara, who is currently a free agent. The Rutgers product played his past seven seasons with the New York Giants, but the team chose to release him this past offseason due to concerns about O'Hara's health. He played only six games a season ago due to foot and ankle injuries.

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