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Wed, 15 May 2013 19:25:23 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Wednesday, May 15, that it was "less likely than more likely" that the team would try to re-sign free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears), citing that the team has made investment in other players.
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:06:51 -0700
The Denver Broncos are not showing interest in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears).
Wed, 15 May 2013 06:52:17 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team isn't pursuing free-agent MLB Brian Urlacher (Bears) right now. They plan to give LB Erin Henderson every opportunity to win the middle linebacker job. "Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time," Frazier said. "He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position then we'll see where it takes us."
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:40:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman indicated the team will not pursue free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) at this point but did not rule out the possibility later in the offseason.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:28:35 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings could still consider pursuing free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) because they did not take a middle linebacker in the early rounds of the draft.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:35:49 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Tuesday, April 16, that he "absolutely" had no regrets over how the club handled the negotiations with free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears). "It was a very straightforward process," Emery said. "We had a very honest and open exchange between Brian and his representatives, his agents. There was no lack of clarity. There were no surprises during this period."
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:26:20 -0700
Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) isn't expected to sign with a new team any time soon, and he wants to play for a contender, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:59:12 -0700
Chicago Bears team chairman George McCaskey indicated Wednesday, April 3, that the team might be open to a return for free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears). "I talked to him. He was very gracious. I wanted to wait a little bit because I figured there would be a little emotion," McCaskey said. "But Brian knows how we feel about him. He's one of the all-time great Bears. He's continued the outstanding linebacker legacy of the Bears. He's going to be in the Hall of Fame, and when he is, everyone is going to think of him as a Chicago Bear."
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:40:14 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to pursue free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) because they are looking to add younger players to the team.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:36:30 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to show interest in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher this offseason.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:54:53 -0700
Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) has received interest from a few teams but no deal is imminent. He is not scheduled to meet with any teams at this point.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:07:26 -0700
Free-agent MLB Brian Urlacher (Bears) said he thinks he has two good years left in him. His agents have been in contact with the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:05:46 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Chicago Bears offered MLB Brian Urlacher a one-year deal with a $500,000 signing bonus, $500,000 workout bonus and $1 million, non-guaranteed base salary.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:31:45 -0700
Retired WR Donald Driver said he expects free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) to retire this offseason.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:04:01 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are not interested in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) and likely would not express interest unless his asking practice drops significantly.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:51:11 -0700
Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) was looking for a one-year deal from the Chicago Bears in the range of $3.5 million to $4 million. The team offered a deal for about $2 million for 2013.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:06:20 -0700
The Chicago Bears have announced they were not able to re-sign free-agent LB Brian Urlacher and will be heading in a different direction.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:16:10 -0700
If the Chicago Bears are unable to work out a deal to bring back free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears), that would leave LB Lance Briggs as the only starter remaining from last season which is under contract in 2013.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:15:35 -0700
The departure of LB Nick Roach to the Oakland Raiders could help the team's effort to bring back free-agent LB Brian Urlacher, although it is still not a slam dunk he'll return. The team still needs Urlacher to agree to a return at a price favorable to the team. "He's part of the group of players that we have to work through and come to a final conclusion (on)," general manager Phil Emery said Friday, March 15. "That (process) will be (handled) with Brian and his agents."
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:15:40 -0700
Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) has been in contact with the Minnesota Vikings, and a team source with the Vikings confirmed the talks. The team said they are "monitoring" the situation and still believed Urlacher would eventually return to the Chicago Bears.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:14:54 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals are believed to have some level of interest in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears).
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:14:28 -0700
Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) is looking for a deal in the range of the $5.5 million that retired LB Ray Lewis earned with the Baltimore Ravens last season, according to a source.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:06:07 -0800
Negotiations between impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears are in a holding pattern. The agents for Urlacher submitted a contract proposal to the organization Thursday, March 7, and await a counter offer, according to a report from WFLD-FOX 32 in Chicago.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:02:11 -0800
The agents for Chicago Bears impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher have made a contract offer to the Bears and are waiting for a counter offer.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:45:17 -0800
The Chicago Bears are talking with impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher about a new contract.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:44:26 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys likely would not pursue Chicago Bears impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher this offseason because LB Sean Lee is expected to start at middle linebacker next season and Urlacher probably can't play outside linebacker.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:56:45 -0800
Impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) is apparently preparing to play his 14th NFL season, posting a photo on his official Twitter account with a message that read, "Can't wait for the season to start -- BU #gettingitdone." Head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery have not publicly let on one way or the other which way they are leaning as far as bringing Urlacher back. However, the apparent feeling within the organization is that Urlacher remains an important piece on defense and worthy of another contract with the club.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:18:18 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said no decision has been made yet on the future of LB Brian Urlacher, but stressed that the franchise would "never do anything to slight him."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:06:15 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman was not forthcoming during the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 21, when asked about the status of several players, including impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher and OT J'Marcus Webb. Trestman simply said the evaluation process of the entire team is "ongoing."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:42:55 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it would be premature to comment on impending free agent LB Brian Urlacher's future. Trestman said he spoke to Urlacher on the phone for 30 minutes.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:19:10 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher is still a huge question mark for the Bears this offseason. Urlacher is interested in returning to the Bears, but would likely have to return at a reduced salary. The Bears will also be playing a new scheme in 2013, and that could impact Urlacher's value.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:13:00 -0800
Impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) said Tuesday, Jan. 29, that he intends to play in 2013, and he is hopeful he will be back with the Bears. He said he has not heard anything from the team regarding his future. "Chicago is my home. Whether I play for the Bears or not, that's my home," Urlacher said. "So I want to be there and hopefully we can work something out, but if not I'll go somewhere else." Urlacher said money was not a top priority for him, and give his age and recent injury history, he said he'd be willing to give the Bears a hometown discount.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:25:08 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher said he has not spoken to Bears general manager Marc Trestman or anyone else in a decision making role with the team. Urlacher is set to become a free agent this summer and has said he wants to continue playing, preferably with the Bears. "The Bears have been busy," Uralcher said. "They have more important things to take care of right now. I'll let that fall into place and see what happens."
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:24:57 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman deferred to general manager Phil Emery when asked to comment about the future of LB Brian Urlacher with the team. "I recognize certainly what he has meant to this locker room and to the fan base," Trestman said. "When we get done here, we'll try to answer some of those questions."
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:04:01 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher said he wants to stay with the Chicago Bears, even though he is a free-agent and had said he would only play for former head coach Lovie Smith. "I feel like I'm a Bear, no matter what happens," Urlacher said. "I want to be here. ... I still don't want to play for anybody else, and I'll keep saying that until it happens, I guess."
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:43:03 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Armando Allen, LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, FS Chris Conte, OT Cory Brandon, QB Josh McCown, DL Nate Collins inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:47:50 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:14:00 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Armando Allen (knee), S Chris Conte (hamstring) LB Blake Costanzo (calf) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) all did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:16:20 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:20:59 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith indicated Sunday, Dec. 23, that he was optimistic LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) will be able to return for the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions. "We are definitely thinking that way," Smith said. "I would just say he's making a lot of improvement." Urlacher spent roughly 30 minutes participating in a variety of agility drills, including sideline to sideline and lateral movement running.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:13:51 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DL Henry Melton, OT Jonathan Scott, QB Josh McCown inactive for Week 16.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:13:51 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is out for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:37:12 -0800
Chicago Bears OT Jonathan Scott (hamstring) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:54:21 -0800
Chicago Bears OT Jonathan Scott (hamstring) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:54:51 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs defended comments made by LB Brian Urlacher, who feels the team's home fans are too harsh. Briggs feels Urlacher was just being honest. "I understand where he's coming from," Briggs said. "I've been here a long time, too and I've (heard) a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team I've seen, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago. That's also a point to the passion of the Chicago fans. Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn't know how to run a football team. Everyone doesn't know how to play professional football. It's our job to do that."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:48:11 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher defended head coach Lovie Smith by saying critics, both media and fans, do not know what they are talking about. Many local fans and media have been calling for a coaching change. "Two of the people I don't care about, fans or the media," Urlacher said. "They can say what they want to about our head our coach, about our players. It does bother me because those people don't know what they're talking about, obviously ... I know there are a bunch of experts in the media, and there are a bunch of smart guys out there who know exactly what they're talking about all the time. But they don't know what they're talking about."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:44:46 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher said following Week 15 he is frustrated with the home crowd constantly booing the team during games. "Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part," Urlacher said. "They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It's unbelievable to me." Urlacher was not optimistic things will change. "It's not going to change," he said. "If we talk about it, then the media says, 'You're blaming the fans for losing. You're doing this. You're blaming the refs.' We lost that football game. Every football game we play in, we lose, it's nobody's fault but ours, but we're allowed to say what we want."
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:47:20 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared LB Brian Urlacher, WR Earl Bennett, LB Geno Hayes, DL Henry Melton, QB Josh McCown, DL Shea McClellin, CB Tim Jennings inactive for Week 15.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:59:05 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are out for Week 15.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:30:57 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), RB Michael Bush (ribs), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (knee), DT Henry Melton (chest) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 13.