BREAKING NEWS: Brian Urlacher's Chicago Bears Career is Finished

This is the last image you’ll see of Brian Urlacher in a Chicago Bears uniform as the Bears announced that the two sides have broken off talks and have decided to go their separate ways:

“We were unable to reach an agreement with Brian and both sides have decided to move forward,” general manager Phil Emery said in a release. “Brian has been an elite player in our league for over a decade. He showed great leadership and helped develop a winning culture over his time with the Bears. We appreciate all he has given our team, on and off the field. Brian will always be welcome as a member of the Bears.”

We’ll have plenty more to come on how the Bears will go forward without the heart and soul of their defense for the last 13 seasons.

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  • Chuck Stevenson


    • BearGogglesOn

      Don’t think it’s posturing. It’s over.

  • Renae Wetterling

    This Sucks!

    • BearGogglesOn

      We will move on.

  • Bob Doll

    I will miss what Urlacher was, but not what he has become. Urlacher lashed out at fans last season and will forever remember that. It is time to move on and find the next great Bear LB.

    • BearGogglesOn

      I don’t put stock into him lashing out at the fans. I care about productivity and it wasn’t there last season. Bears set their price, he chose to walk away from it. Time to move on.

      • Phil_X

        I think 2 to 2.5 mill was about right. I doubt he can make a full 16 games at this point. As much as I dont’ want to see him in another uniform, I think it was a good dicision on Emery and the Bears. And good for them, making a tough decision and not letting fanatics sway it.

  • Rob Schwarz Jr

    Initial reaction: I hope he doesn’t pull a Brett Favre and look horrible on the field for another team because he stubbornly believes he is still the same player he was at age 30.