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Reports say that the longtime Chicago Bear and future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher is set to join Fox Sports 1 as early as this week and the deal could be done already.
A source said Urlacher, an 8-time Pro Bowler, was heavily courted by the NFL Network, but choose Fox instead. Urlacher will be part of the Fox Football Daily on Fox Sports 1, joining Curt Menefee, Jay Glazer, Ronde Barberand others. The show will go head-to-head against ESPN’s Sportscenter at 6 pm EST beginning August 19th.
Given Urlacher’s touchy relationship with the media during his playing days, it will be interesting to see him take on an “analyst” role. I am sure Fox Sports’ big push to get Urlacher onboard had absolutely nothing to do with ESPN having Ray Lewis right? I just can’t wait until the first time Urlacher has to criticize his former team. Whether or not he is actually good on television will remain to be seen but one thing is for sure, it will be entertaining.
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LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL
Recently retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't wait long to land a new gig, this time with the upcoming Fox Sports 1.
Well, if you wanted to know who was going to fire the first shot, quarterback Jay Cutler would have been a good guess. All eyes are on Culter in Chicago this season and with that said, he made his first questionable decision to comment on an issue that undermind the new coaching staff.
The Chicago Bears have confirmed that defensive end Turk McBride was carted off the practice field with a ruptured Achilles.
LM: #Bears defensive end Turk McBride carted off practice field with ruptured Achilles tendon.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) July 29, 2013
There’s no doubt that McBride is done for the season.
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