Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/29/13

Brian Urlacher couldn’t reach a deal this summer with the Chicago Bears, or any other NFL team for that matter, but he did land a television broadcasting job. Urlacher turned down the small offer the Bears gave him, but no other team was willing to match or outspend. Now he gets to critique and cover the team that didn’t want him. Brian Urlacher will be part of the Fox Football Daily on Fox Sports 1, joining Curt Menefee, Jay Glazer, Ronde Barber and others. The show will go head-to-head against ESPN’s Sportscenter at 5 pm CDT beginning August 19th. Urlacher had appeared on Fox 32 Chicago?s “The Final Word” for many years. According to that program, Urlacher turned down an offer from the NFL Network to sign with Fox Sports 1, which premieres on August 17th. Fox Sports 1 has signed quite a few of former big name athletes as on-air talent, with Gary Payton being the biggest name. Until now. Obviously, Brian Urlacher is a much bigger deal. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks), like him on Facebook The post Brian Urlacher lands TV Broadcast gig appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.

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