Found March 23, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
PLAYERS: Brian Urlacher
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Quizzed by the Chicago Sun Times, 12-of-13 NFL executives agreed that the one-year deal for $2 million the Bears offered free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was fair. The 34-year-old Urlacher, Chicago’s pick out of the University of New Mexico with the ninth selection in the 2000 NFL Draft, reportedly refused to agree to a contract worth less than $3.5 million for the 2013 season. “He’s an aging guy who can’t run,” said one NFC personnel exec. “Bold move — and the right move — by [Bears GM Phil] Emery. Better to get rid of a player a year too … Continue reading →

Report: Vikings aren’t interested in Brian Urlacher

Now that we know Brian Urlacher will no longer play for the Bears, many other teams might be interested in signing him.  One team that isn’t interested is the Minnesota Vikings. RE: Brian Urlacher, I was told in Phoenix that #Vikings aren’t interested. Only way that *maybe* changes is if price comes way, way down. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 21, 2013 I think there’s...

Report: Cardinals not interested in Brian Urlacher

One thing we know is that Brian Urlacher won’t ever play for the Chicago Bears again. The question now is, where will he play in 2013? According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Cardinals aren’t interested in fUrlacher, so you can take them off the list of possible landing spots. We now know both the Vikings and Cardinals don’t want Urlacher.  I don’t...

Chicago Bears Were Right to Low-Ball Urlacher

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...

For Bears, Brian Urlacher’s Departure Is Necessary

I haven’t talked to many Chicago Bears fans who feel overjoyed that the Bears are parting ways with long-time middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Yet despite any hard feelings fans may have for the decision, letting go of Urlacher was necessary for the Bears to move forward. It’s undeniable that Urlacher will go down as one of the best linebackers to ever play for the Bears, which...

Report: Vikings Not interested In Urlacher Unless He Lowers Price

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...

Brian Urlacher: “I’ll always be a Bear”

Brian Urlacher went on Sirius XM NFL Radio and discussed his 13 years as a middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the failed contract negotiations that led to his departure.

Bears Sign D.J. Williams To Replace Brian Urlacher

The Brian Urlacher era is officially over now that the Bears have found his temporary replacement.  USA Today is reporting that the Bears have signed former Broncos middle linebacker D.J. Williams to a one year deal. The deal gives Williams a $900,000 base salary with up to $850,000 in incentives, Williams told USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay Jones in a text message Friday. The 30...

Bears sign D.J. Williams to replace Urlacher

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...
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