According to recent news gathered by YouWager experts, the Chicago Bears are moving on without Brian Urlacher after the two sides weren’t able to reach an agreement on a free-agent deal.
Urlacher has stated to different sources that he originally was looking for a two-year deal worth $11.5 million hoping that it would lead to negotiations.
Nevertheless, the Bears’ only offer to the star linebacker was a one-year contract worth $2 million.
The 34 year-old countered with a one-year, $3.5 million offer with incentives that would have added an additional $500,000.
Even when Chicago’s general manager Phil Emery stated that Urlacher was ready to move on, the player has been enthusiast about the idea of finishing his career with the Bears.
Urlacher says there are no hard feelings left with the organization and that he doesn’t plan to retire. The native of Washington feels healthy and is determined to play at least one more NFL season, according to league sources.
Urlacher injured his knee during the 2011 NFL season finale versus the Minnesota Vikings and underwent at least one procedure during last offseason.
The veteran player barely participated in training camp and spent part of the regular season trying to regain his Pro Bowl form.
Even with this challenge, Urlacher made 68 tackles in 12 games. However, according to the NFL live lines at the moment his performance truly suffered after a hamstring injury chasing Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Dec. 2 and missed the last four games of the regular season.