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According to the Chicago Tribune, free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher has been “flirting” with the Minnesota Vikings. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been flirting with the enemy, specifically the NFC North division rival Vikings. A Vikings source confirmed talks with Urlacher’s camp, but said the team was “monitoring” the situation and still believed Urlacher eventually would remain with the Bears. The Vikings are expected to lose linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who visited the Giants on Wednesday and is to meet with the Cardinals on Thursday. The Cowboys and Cardinals are also interested in Urlacher. The Bears still haven’t responded to the two-year contract proposal Urlacher’s representatives gave the team last week. Instead, they let him hit the free agent market, presumably to let him gauge his value after 13 seasons with the Bears. “We have approached him about coming back,” general manager Phil Emery said Wednesday at a news conference introducing big-money free agents, left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. “As far as working it out, that is ongoing.” I believe the only thing Urlacher brings to the table this far along in his career is leadership and on the field intelligence.  The Bears have to weigh that with what they believe he’s worth and then move forward with a final offer.       Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();

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