Sounding like a parakeet, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery reiterated on Wednesday that free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher rejoining the team is “less likely to happen than more likely.”
The 6-foot-4, 260 pound Urlacher reportedly refuses to accept a contract worth less than $3.5 million for the 2013 season.
Urlacher is not some kind of unique outcast by being blown away from “The Windy City.”
Graying and increasingly gimpy, Urlacher is no longer the dominant competitor that was the 2005 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
However, on presence and balls alone, Urlacher can still succeed on the gridiron.
As the summertime nears, expect some owner to “more likely” pursue Brian Urlacher.by