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Brian Urlacher could remain with Bears for less money
Brian Urlacher is a prime example of the time that comes in an athletes career when the end of the rainbow does not always represent a pot of gold.
Urlacher, who has played his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears, is a free agent heading into this next season, and GM Phil Emery and Coach Marc Trestman have some serious financial and personnel decisions to make about the all-pro linebacker’s future with the team.
From the Chicago Sun-Times…
The Bears can inflate the second year of a deal to whatever number they want because it means virtually nothing. If he gets a $2 million signing bonus, which is guaranteed, they can spread the cap hit over the duration of the deal. The veteran minimum for a player with Urlacher’s experience is $940,000. Between the proration and the base salary, the cap number is already pushing $2 million.
The bottom line, is that it always comes down to the numbers. The fact that Url...
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I was in line at the Jewel grocery store Wednesday when word started spreading through Chicago: Brian Urlacher is no longer a Bear.
Where were you when you heard it, Chicago?
"They finally did it?'' the guy behind me asked. "What did they get for him?''
They didn't trade him. They dumped him.
"They dumped him,'' he repeated. "Ah...
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Urlacher remained unsigned Wednesday as Trestman spoke with the media Wednesday morning at the NFL owners meeting.
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One year for $2 million.
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Brian Urlacher has been at the core of the Chicago Bears defense for past 13 seasons, but that will soon change,.
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The reality is we would like nothing more than for Brian to finish his career as a Bear, Phillips said from the NFL meetings. I still remember the day we drafted him. He played safety in college and hes turned into one of the best...
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