There were rumors that Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher would consider retiring after the season, but the veteran said
yesterday that he’s “for sure” going to play in 2013, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Asked if he definitely would be playing somewhere in 2013,
Urlacher said, "For sure, yes. Still feel like I can, a little bit."
Urlacher will turn 35 in May, and he’s set to hit the free
agent market this offseason. He says Chicago is his home, and he hopes to
re-sign with the club. However, if he’s not able to reach an agreement with the
Bears, Urlacher also indicated he is willing to sign elsewhere in order to
continue his career.
As far as his next contract, Urlacher said it will be hard
not to give Chicago a hometown discount considering his age. He wasn’t willing
to go much further, but he did say that he doesn’t expect to make what he did
in the past.
Urlacher, who was limited by injuries last season, finished
the year with 68 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.
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