Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears Going Separate Ways

By Clyde A. Speller

All off-season, the Chicago Bears and middle linebacker Brian Urlacher have tried to come to an agreement for the 13-year veteran to finish out his Hall of Fame career in the Windy City. Well, now it looks like that won’t happen.

It has just been reported that the Bears and Urlacher have not reached an agreement, and that both parties will go their separate ways.

Now that it is apparently clear that Urlacher won’t be in a Bears uniform this coming season, we now have to wonder what is next for him. Recently, he was linked with the possibility of signing with the Minnesota Vikings. No one else has shown interest in Urlacher during this free agency period.

This also could change the Bears’ focus on the upcoming draft, as Chicago just might make middle linebacker their No. 1 priority this coming April.

It appears that Urlacher still wants to play football, but will someone be willing to pay him what he desires. It was said that the Bears would have been given a hometown discount on wooing Urlacher back with the team, but apparently they didn’t shell out enough dough.

We’ll have to see how this will actually play out. If Urlacher really wants to continue playing, and no other team is willing to offer him what he wants, there might be a possibility that he could just accept what Chicago was offering and finish out his career in the Windy City.

Clyde A. Speller  is an NFL writer for Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google

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