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, including incentives, although agent Mark Bartelstein said his client had more lucrative offers. Bartelstein said the Saints were "hampered" by it's salary cap position.
"This wasn't about the money," Bartelstein said. "There were two other teams that offered considerably more guaranteed money (than the Saints).
"People roll their eyes when a player says, 'It's not about the money.' But Olin is a different guy, and he's shown in the past it wasn't just about money. He thought this was the best place for him, at this point in his career, to win a Super Bowl."
Kreutz was excited to join the Saints because they welcomed him and they are projected to vie for the NFC title.