The Chicago Tribune released an interview with Chicago Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher, where he denies any rumors that he is considering retirement. The article can be seen here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-brian-urlacher-chicago-bears-080418,1,2933032.story
Accusations began to float around Chicago that Urlacher would consider retiring if the Bears did not restructure his contract. Urlacher flat out denies the rumors and said the only way he would play for another team than the Bears would be if they traded him. Since that’s not going to happen you can count on Urlacher retiring in a Bears jersey.
Urlacher is in his 8th year in the league and stated he has a goal to play in the league 12 years and step out of the way before he can no longer keep up with younger players.