Kreutz agrees to terms with Saints

Former Chicago center Olin Kreutz has agreed to a one-year contract with New Orleans worth up to $4 million with incentives.

Kreutz’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal on Friday. He says other teams offered his client more money, but Kreutz thought the Saints were the best fit.

The move gives New Orleans a veteran center following the departure of three-year starter Jonathan Goodwin, who agreed this week to a free-agent deal with San Francisco.

The 34-year-old Kreutz is a six-time Pro Bowl player entering his 14th NFL season. He began his career with the Bears in 1998 and has started since 1999.

Kreutz was on the field and working with the first-team offense when practice began Friday afternoon. He’ll compete for the starting job with second-year pro Matt Tennant.