Bears Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz is progressing well after having a bone spur near his Achilles tendon removed in late January.
Asked if the center would participate when the team's off-season workout program starts on the 29th, agent Mark Bartelstein said Kreutz is "good, and he will be participating as he continues his rehab." Bartelstein added Kreutz is "way ahead of schedule."
Kreutz, 32, didn't miss a start last season, but he played through pain. His last missed start was in Week 11 of the 2002 season.
Kreutz is a six-time Pro Bowl selection, the last instance after the 2006 season.