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Brian Urlacher on offer: 'Obviously, I left it'

Brian Urlacher on offer: 'Obviously, I left it'

VERY CLOSE TO NFC NORTH HEADQUARTERS -- Not long after he officially parted ways with the Chicago Bears, linebacker Brian Urlacher took to the SiriusXM NFL airwaves to explain what happened and why he turned down the team's one-year contract offer. Spea…
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  • New urgency: Draft's top five MLBs

    New urgency: Draft's top five MLBs

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    HIGH ABOVE THE UPPER MIDWEST -- Earlier this month, we took a sneak peek at Mel Kiper's top five inside/middle linebackers in the 2013 draft. On the occasion of the Chicago Bears' decision to move on without Brian Urlacher, and with the Minnesota Viking…
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  • Captain Munnerlyn indicates he’s re-signing with Panthers

    Captain Munnerlyn indicates he’s re-signing with Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 20, 2013
    Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn tweeted Wednesday night that he will be re-signing with Carolina. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Munnerlyn’s deal with Carolina is for one year. The Bears had also offered Munnerlyn a one-year
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  • Trestman thinks Urlacher can help, but it’s a business

    Trestman thinks Urlacher can help, but it’s a business

    The good news for Brian Ulracher is that everyone involved with the Bears seems convinced that he has a value to the organization. The bad news is nobody is converting that intangible feeling into tangible dollars and cents. Bears coach Marc Trestman sa…
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  • Matt Forte getting 'my fine money ready'

    Matt Forte getting 'my fine money ready'

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Before the discussion even began, Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte used the word "absurd" to describe the NFL's plans to penalize running backs for hitting opponents with the crown of their helmets when running outside the tackle b…
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  • Bears Agree To Terms With FA DE Turk McBride

    Bears Agree To Terms With FA DE Turk McBride

    The Bears and free agent defensive end Turk McBride agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports citing a source familiar with the situation. McBride, who flew into Chicago on Monday and visited with the Bears on Tuesday …
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  • Player safety 'overrode our concerns'

    Player safety 'overrode our concerns'

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte called it "absurd." Leslie Frazier worried that his MVP running back would be subjected to an increasing number of hits to his knee. The NFC North generated as much opposition to the NFL's proposed …
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  • Video - Brian Urlacher, Bears Unable To Reach Agreement 01:27

    Brian Urlacher, Bears Unable To Reach Agreement

    Mar 20
    Brian Urlacher unable to reach agreement on contract with Bears for next season.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing

    Mar 20
    PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
  • NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likely

    Mar 20
    The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
  • NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penalty

    Mar 20
    In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.