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The Bears were right.
Maybe it was “lip service”, as Brian Urlacher said. Call it what you will, but by remaining firm with their offer of one year, $2 million, the Chicago Bears administration did the best thing for their organization from both a financial and performance standpoint.
Too many teams wait too long to cut ties with guys and overpay them out of loyalty. Those teams don’t compete for championships. If anything, the Bears were late in letting Urlacher go. Ideally, you get rid of a guy before he starts to decline, not after. The hard part is trying to figure out when a player’s best days are behind him.
The cold hard facts for Urlacher and his passionate fans are as follows: Urlacher will be 35 years old when the 2013 season starts. He has played 14 seasons — three of them injury shortened — at arguably the games most violent position. His stats are telling the only story you need to know.
During Urlacher’s first eight seasons, he never averaged less than 7.25 tackles per...
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Marc Trestman understands that Chicago Bears fans anxiously want to know whether iconic middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will be returning for a 14th NFL season.
Unfortunately for them, Chicago's new head coach doesn't have an update.
Urlacher remained unsigned Wednesday as Trestman spoke with the media Wednesday morning at the NFL owners meeting.
The fact Urlacher hasn...
Brian Urlacher is in search of a new team after the Bears chose to part ways and not re-sign him. Many experts figure the Minnesota Vikings would be a logical landing spot.
The Vikings and Urlacher’s camp have had some initial conversations, and there seems to be mutual interest. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the interest won’t be serious until Urlacher comes down in...
After the Chicago Bears announced tonight that they weren’t going to be re-signing linebacker Brian Urlacher, he made it clear that he was given an ultiminatium.
The Bears reportedly made Urlacher a one-year, $2 million offer and said take it, or leave it.
“It wasn’t even an offer, it was an ultimatum,” Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “I feel like I’m a decent football...
Not trying to resign linebacker Brian Urlacher is a move that is going to be widely looked upon as a little crazy; at least by many Bears fans. However, what might really be crazy is what the team is reported to have offered the long time veteran--
One year for $2 million.
Yes, he is not a spring chicken. Yes, he has had some injuries over the last few years, but $2 million...
Those are the exact words Brian Urlacher used to describe the Bears’ efforts to resign him.
Granted, the lack of cap space and Urlacher’s recent rash of injuries put Phil Emery in an awkward situation in terms of how to operate in contract negotiations.
But this disgraceful divorce from the 13-year face of the franchise will impact the Bears in this coming...
Of course, we've all seen this video before. I feel like Brady has one of these surprisingly athletic but not really that athletic moves every year. Last year it might've been either his scramble for a TD against Buffalo or when he kicked Ed Reed in the balls, can't decide which I liked more.
Anyway, Brian Urlacher is leaving Chicago after they basically told him they...
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have signed former Broncos’ linebacker D.J. Williams to take over for Brian Urlacher.
Williams was a heck of a player in Denver before he found trouble. The Bears are now giving him a chance to turn things around.
Williams, 30, was cut by the Broncos after a season in which he faced two suspensions, a six game suspension...
The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that the team was unable to reach an agreement on a new contract with unrestricted free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.