Bears expected to bring back C Olin Kreutz

There are only four projected unrestricted free agents for the Chicago Bears, and at least one of them is expected to return.

The Bears are expected to pursue veteran center Olin Kreutz for a fourth contract and bring him back to anchor on offensive line that will be in a rebuilding phase.

Kreutz, who turns 34 in June, has started 134 consecutive games and with the Bears expected to pursue help at offensive tackle and guard, he’ll be the pivot man again. In a perfect world, the team would probably like to use him to mentor a younger player not yet on the roster.

Kreutz expressed a desire to remain with the Bears at the end of last season. It looks like the question will be whether he receives a one- or two-year deal.

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