Already snubbed by the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings, general manager Phil Emery reiterates the Bears don’t want Brian Urlacher

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Gimpy and graying, Brian Urlacher can still get it done.

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.”

Taken by Chicago out of the University of New Mexico ninth overall in the 2000 draft, the 34-year-old Urlacher rejected the Bears one-year offer for $2 million in March.

The 6-foot-4, 260 pound Urlacher reportedly refuses to accept a contract worth less than $3.5 million for the 2013 season.

To replace Jenny McCarthy’s ravager, Chicago plans to employ rookie Jon Bostic or veteran D.J. Williams.

Although the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings have been linked to the eight-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, it seems unlikely Urlacher will perform for either franchise this autumn.

Urlacher is not some kind of unique outcast by being blown away from “The Windy City.”

As Brett Favre, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Peyton Manning and countless other football players have learned, legends don’t always retire with the organizations they are most associated with.

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.

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