Originally written May 14, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:

Via Helmet2Helmet:

Brian Urlacher might not be leaving the NFC North, after all.

A source tells Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Timesthat the former Bears linebacker has been in contact with the Broncos and Vikings, and is leaning toward signing with the latter.

“It’s getting close to happening, but Brian is leaning toward heading to Minnesota and is talking a one to two year contract,” a source close to Urlacher told Sneed.

It’s worth noting that Sneed has no history of breaking NFL news, so take this speculation with a grain of salt.

However, the match makes a ton of sense on paper. The Vikes have a huge need in their linebacking corps — much more so than the Broncos — and have been poking around the 35-year-old since March.

Minnesota also didn’t draft any linebackers, a sign their interest in Urlacher could indeed be serious.

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