• Brian Urlacher as a transition figure

    Summary of 42 articles · Updated Mar 24, 2013
    • Bears add another linebacker not named Urlacher

      With the Bears losing linebacker Nick Roach in free agency and declaring that they won’t be bringing back linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Monsters of the Midway need some men for the middle level of their defense. Two days after adding D.J. Williams, the
    • Urlacher: We'll find out if anyone wants me

      A free agent for the first time in his 13-year career, former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said Friday "maybe nobody wants me," but he is happy to talk to other teams.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears find Urlacher replacement in D.J. Williams

      The Bears have moved quickly to find a potential replacement for Brian Urlacher. According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos parted ways with Williams…
    • NFC North links: Urlacher deserved better

      Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher is just the latest casualty of an NFL system that shows no mercy -- even for the game's icons, writes ESPNChicago.com's Michael Wilbon. Urlacher deserved a better exit but there isn't much time for nostalgia in the NFL, writ…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Pondering NFC East Brian Urlacher fits

      Getting a lot of Brian Urlacher questions, which is what happens whenever a really famous player gets cut. Fans want to know if he makes sense for their teams. I think there's only one NFC East team for which he makes sense, and I think it's the New Yor…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • AFC South links: Urlacher in Houston?

      Houston Texans The Texans have already added a veteran leader in Ed Reed; should they add former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher next? Nate Davis of USA Today considers. Defensive end J.J. Watt has spent the week in the Middle East visiting troops at U.…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • TELANDER: With Urlacher gone, who is new face of Bears franchise?

      Try to put a face in the Bears’ helmet, the face of the franchise. Who would it be? It’s OK if you stumble. This was easy when Brian Urlacher was a Bear, like three days ago. It’s not easy now. Quarterback Jay Cutler? Still hasn’t won the big game
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Brian Urlacher expected dis from Bears, says he’ll play in 2013

      Brian Urlacher doesn’t know what his value is in a depressed market, and he isn’t sure if he’ll get more than the Bears’ one-year deal worth up to $2 million. He just knows his career isn’t over and that under no circumstance is he not coming ba
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Donald Driver expects Urlacher retirement

      Thursday was an opportune day for retired Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver to be at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn. In this "SportsCenter" appearance, Driver offered an honest assessment of Urlacher's declining skills and predict…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Could Brian Urlacher end up a Bengal?

      USA Today writer Nate Davis says the Bengals are one of eight teams that make sense for free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher to end up.
    • Thursday (Urlacher probably not a fit for Vikings) edition: Wha' Happened?

      Brian Urlacher would be a name to get the fans excited, and he might make a few big plays, but he has a short shelf life while the Vikings are building for something bigger.
    • Urlacher: Bears' talk of return 'lip service'

      Brian Urlacher said he had a feeling his 13-year career in Chicago had come to an end, despite what the team was saying.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Greenberg: A sad but realistic end for Urlacher

      Urlacher deserved a better exit but there isn't much time for nostalgia in NFL
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Brian Urlacher not a Rick Spielman move

      HIGH ABOVE THE MIDWEST -- I know what you're thinking, even as I blog from the friendly skies en route to NFC North headquarters. Many of you are tweeting it my way: Now that the Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher have parted ways, would the Minnesota Vik…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Brian Urlacher decision: If not now, when?

      PHOENIX -- The Chicago Bears' chairman wanted Brian Urlacher back in 2013. So did the Bears' coaching staff. So why did the team announce Wednesday evening that it was unable to reach a contract agreement with Urlacher, presumably ending his 13-year ten…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears make Urlacher insulting offer before walking away

      The Bears fired a coach who won 10 games last year, so it’s no surprise they’re taking a “just-a-business” approach. But the way they treated Brian Urlacher on the way out the door borders on insulting. Urlacher told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago
    • Plenty of top free-agent talent still available for Bears to sign

      PHOENIX - Free agency is a week old, and nearly 360 free agents are still looking for jobs. About 160 veterans signed, but only a handful - most notably receiver Mike Wallace, guard Andy Levitre and tight end Jared Cook - signed premium contracts, a
      Source: suntimes.com
  • 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…
    Source: ESPN.com

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