Found March 08, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
PLAYERS: Brian Urlacher
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears and linebacker Brian Urlacher are engaged in ongoing discussions aimed at extending the veteran’s playing career, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Lou Canellis of FOX 32 is reporting that the discussions are far enough along that Urlacher’s representation made an offer to the Bears yesterday morning and they’re now awaiting a response or counteroffer. Urlacher and the Bears are both hoping for a return, and the linebacker has said he’d be willing to take a pay cut in order to remain in Chicago. While he’s not the player he once was, as he’s in obvious physical decline, Urlacher still brings a lot to the table when it comes to experience and leadership. It’s hard to argue that Urlacher would be more valuable to another team than he is to the Bears, and it appears that a deal between the sides will eventually get done. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?

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