Found March 21, 2013 on
I was in line at the Jewel grocery store Wednesday when word started spreading through Chicago: Brian Urlacher is no longer a Bear.
Where were you when you heard it, Chicago?
"They finally did it?'' the guy behind me asked. "What did they get for him?''
They didn't trade him. They dumped him.
"They dumped him,'' he repeated. "Ah, it was probably time.''
"Urlacher is gone?'' said the cashier? "Don't you think he could have played one more year?''
Sure. He wanted to stay. But he thought the Bears' offer was an insult. They low-balled him to get him to leave, so they wouldn't have to get out from under their desks and tell him goodbye.
"They dumped him?'' she said. "It was probably time.''
As for emotional goodbyes, this isn't one. Urlacher was the face of the Chicago Bears for over a decade. He was a Hall of Fame linebacker, but not the next Dick Butkus, ...
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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.
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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.
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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--
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Brian Urlacher has been at the core of the Chicago Bears defense for past 13 seasons, but that will soon change,.
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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.
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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.