Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Brian Urlacher has found himself in an unusual position with the Chicago Bears'  front office as an unrestricted free agent and his old team lacking enthusiasm to resign him.For the last 13 seasons, Urlacher has been the face of the franchise, like many Bears middle linebackers before him. Now that he's turning 35 years old in May and a free agent, the Bears are trying to figure out how badly they need him. Although the Bears have a new head coach, there is no indication the team will implement a new defensive strategy. A positive in signing Urlacher is that the Bears will get a player who knows the ins and outs of the defense, continue to call plays and be able to move players in the right position before the snap.Unfortunately for Urlacher, he had a terrible season last year, and when I say a terrible season I don't just mean a terrible season for Urlacher - just a plain terrible season.In the Bears defense, the middle linebacker usually backpedals after the snap ...
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