Brian Urlacher RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bears' Brian Urlacher doesn't expect to see his jersey retired

    CSN Chicago "Don’t expect to see No. 54 retired anytime soon. “It’s kind of funny because we’ve had so many good players in our history of the Bears that there’s just so many retired...It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if we didn’t [retire my number],” former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said on the Dan..." February 19

  • Brian Urlacher resigns from Fox Sports 1

    CSN Chicago "Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is stepping down from his work as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 to spend more time with his family. Urlacher has been very outspoken during his time on FS1, where he worked on "Fox NFL Kickoff" every Sunday morning. The football season is only two weeks old,..." September 17

  • Urlacher to Cowboys? 'There’s nothing there,' per source

    CSN Chicago "He may be able to do it athletically, and he may want to just-because with a team on the Bears’ 2014 schedule. And the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for help at middle linebacker after Sean Lee suffered a torn ACL during a recent OTA. But while Brian Urlacher is on the rolodex for the..." June 04

  • Urlacher still bitter about the way Bears career ended

    CSN Chicago "The story of Brian Urlacher's offseason contract negotiations with the Bears just won't go away. The eight-time Pro Bowler and 2005 NFL Defensive Player of the Year sat down on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger" recently to discuss the events leading up to his retirement. This offseason was..." September 13

  • Briggs ready to fill Urlacher's shoes as defensive leader

    CSN Chicago "Not sure if you heard but the Bears will be without Brian Urlacher this season after their defensive captain retired after last year. In his stead 11th-year veteran Lance Briggs will have to step up as the leader of the defense. "It's a different kind of focus" Briggs said on SportsNet..." September 04

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    I can confirm that longtime #Bears LB Brian Urlacher will be joining Fox Sports 1's "Fox Football Daily" this season.

  • Urlacher says he'd 'be really pissed' if Bears win Super Bowl "Just about the only thing Brian Urlacher didn't do on the Chicago Bears was capture a Super Bowl championship. In an wide-ranging (read: rambling) interview on the Dave Dameshek Football Program from the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif., this week, Urlacher..." July 18

  • Urlacher would have considered playing for Cowboys

    Chicago Tribune "Brian Urlacher certainly was one of most athletic middle linebackers ever to play the game, and now that he has retired debate can begin about his Hall of Fame credentials. The discussion is not about if the eight-time Pro Bowler, who played all 13 seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears,..." May 26

  • Pack's Aaron Rodgers: Urlacher was his favorite opponent

    ESPN Chicago "A member of the Green Bay Packers is going to miss Brian Urlacher? That's right. Aaron Rodgers said on "The Jim Rose Show" that the Chicago Bears middle linebacker, who retired Wednesday, was his "favorite player to play against." "I just have the utmost amount of respect for him, the way he..." May 24

  • Urlacher ending not what it should have been

    CSN Chicago "Barring a surprise injury somewhere and Favre’in resurrection elsewhere this summer, Brian Urlacher ends his NFL career as a Chicago Bear. That’s somehow as it should be. Mostly. The unseemly rupture in the relationship when Urlacher spurned the Bears’ offer for a final season cheated the..." May 23

  • Urlacher says he would still play for Lovie

    Chicago Sun-Times "It seems like a moot point now with Marc Trestman now in charge of the Bears and Lovie Smith gone. But Brian Urlacher said he believes he'd still be playing if Smith was the Bears' head coach. Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. "I do believe that, yes," Urlacher said during an..." May 23

  • Bears LB Brian Urlacher's retirement forced in part by blow to pride

    Yahoo! Sports "In responding to a chillier-than-a-Windy-City-winter market for his services, I believe the great linebacker was, in essence, making another two-word statement to the NFL's 32 franchises, this one of the unprintable variety. Did you really expect Urlacher to go out any other way? Does it make..." May 22

  • 13-year Bears' legend Brian Urlacher retires

    Chicago Tribune "Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement from the NFL via Twitter on Wednesday, three days shy of his 35th birthday. “After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” Urlacher wrote in a statement. “Although..." May 22

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    Brian Urlacher @BUrlacher54

    It was an honor to play my entire career for the @chicagobears

  • Urlacher, Bears reject link to group opposing same-sex-marriage

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears and former linebacker Brian Urlacher denied any involvement Wednesday with the Ruth Institute -- an affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage -- after an online promotion for the institute stated a clear involvement of the team. The Ruth..." April 04

  • Bears leave door ajar for Brian Urlacher return "When the Chicago Bears decided to move on from free agent Brian Urlacher, the linebacker expressed disappointment that he never received a phone call from team chairman George McCaskey. McCaskey might leave the Bears' personnel decisions up to his trusted football people, but he's still..." April 02

  • Will Brian Urlacher end up in AFC West?

    ESPN "On Saturday, ESPN analyst John Clayton was discussing the options for free-agent linebacker Brian Urlacher on "SportsCenter." Two of the potential suitors Clayton mentioned reside in the AFC West -- the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. I got a chance to speak to Clayton about his..." March 24

  • Brian Urlacher could turn Broncos into mean machine

    Denver Post "Hey, John Elway. Breaking up is indeed hard to do. But get a grip, man. Kiss defensive end Elvis Dumervil goodbye. Here's a better idea: Call legendary linebacker Brian Urlacher. Sure, at age 34, Urlacher has more mileage than a beat-up car on the L-train. Even in Chicago, he is lovingly..." March 22

  • Vikings not interested in Brian Urlacher "Time to pump the brakes on those Brian Urlacher-to-the-Vikings rumors. Minnesota isn't interested in signing their longtime nemesis, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities, unless the linebacker's price tag "comes way, way down." Urlacher won't be a member of the Bears next season..." March 21

  • Brian Urlacher won't be back with Chicago Bears "It's rare that a press release takes your breath away. The email from the Chicago Bears on Wednesday did just that. In bold letters, it read: "Bears unable to reach agreement with Urlacher for 2013." After 13 years as the centerpiece of the team, Brian Urlacher and the Bears are parting..." March 20

  • Bears owner staying out of Urlacher situation

    ESPN "We've passed through the first week of NFL free agency, and league news probably will come at a slower pace over the next few days here at the plush Biltmore Resort. But one of the biggest news stories of the offseason still hangs over us: The future of Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher...." March 18

  • Urlacher, Idonije and others are officially UFA's now

    Chicago Sun-Times "With the clock striking 3 p.m. in Chicago, a number of Bears -- notably linebackers Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach, offensive linemen Lance Louis and Jonathan Scott and defensive lineman Israel Idonjie -- became unrestricted free agents with free agency officially opening in the NFL. Bears..." March 13

  • Urlacher talking with NFC North rival Vikings

    Chicago Tribune "Well, at least it’s not the Packers. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, a first-time free agent, 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..." March 13

  • Bears, Urlacher “negotiations” move from Twitter to money

    CSN Chicago "Players and teams typically dislike negotiating through the media. But Brian Urlacher started doing a bit of that via social media this and now he and the Bears are talking more substantially about a new contract for the franchise fixture at middle linebacker for the past 13 years. Whether or..." March 08

  • Urlacher makes proposal to Bears

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears apparently want Brian Urlacher back. The question is at what price? Both parties moved a step closer to a resolution on the matter when Urlacher's agent submitted a contract proposal to the Bears on Thursdaya league source confirmed. The 34-year-old middle linebacker just finished..." March 08

  • The Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher are talking

    Windy City Gridiron "As reported by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Chicago Bears are talking with Brian Urlacher about continuing his career in Chicago. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Bears and Urlacher are engaged in ongoing discussions aimed at extending a career that began in Chicago 13..." March 07

  • Urlacher to return...somewhere

    CSN Chicago "While the Bears made one huge decision on the defensive side of the ball Friday evening by placing the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, longtime captain of the defense appears to have solidified his decision to return - somewhere - for a 14th NFL season. Brian Urlacher, who'll..." March 04

  • Colvin thinks Urlacher should stay with Bears

    Chicago Tribune "Trying not to sound smug, Rosevelt Colvin took credit for the ascents of two likely Hall of Fame-bound NFL veterans. The first was Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whom Colvin played alongside at Purdue and once scolded for throwing a costly interception at Notre Dame. "Drew went on to great..." February 26

  • Emery won't 'slight' Urlacher

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears continue to be vague intentionally when it comes to the question of likely free agent Brian Urlacher and their interest in him for 2013. With less than three weeks until the start of the new league year March 12, the club would have you believe it's an open-ended situation. "The..." February 22

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