Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 3/20/13

The Chicago Bears have announced that they were unable to reach an agreement with free agent LB Brian Urlacher and are prepared to move on without him. ““We were unable to reach an agreement with Brian and both sides have decided to move forward,” said Bears General Manager Phil Emery. “Brian has been an elite player in our league for over a decade. He showed great leadership and helped develop a winning culture over his time with the Bears. We appreciate all he has given our team, on and off the field. Brian will always be welcome as a member of the Bears.” Earlier in the day, new head coach Marc Trestman mentioned that he could see Urlacher being a contributor for them next season, so this is certainly a surprising turn of events. “Over the last 13 years Brian Urlacher has been an outstanding player, teammate, leader and face of our franchise,” said Bears Chairman George McCaskey. “As Bears fans, we have been lucky to have such a humble superstar represent our city. He embodies the same characteristics displayed by the Bears all-time greats who played before him and he will eventually join many of them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We thank Brian for all he has given our team and our city. He will always be a part of the Bears family. We wish him the very best.” The post Bears Unable To Reach Agreement With LB Brian Urlacher, Will Move On appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

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