Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
After 13 seasons with the Bears, could Brian Urlacher join one of Chicago's NFC North rivals?
Urlacher, who is a free agent for the first time after 13 seasons with Chicago, has also drawn interest from the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. According to the report from Mike Mulligan, a Vikings source confirmed the discussions and said Minnesota is monitoring the situation although the Vikings still expect Urlacher to return to the Bears. Urlarcher could be a fit in Minnesota if the Vikings lose linebacker Jasper Brinkley to free agency.
Although the Vikings may expect Urlacher to return to Chicago, the Bears are yet to respond to a two-year contract proposal presented by Urlarcher's agents last week. Urlacher is reportedly seeking a contract worth roughly $5.5 million per season, an amount Mulligan said the Bears are unlikely to pay.
Bears general manager Phil Emery said the organization has approached Urlacher about a return and are yet to come to a conclusion in contract talks. Urlacher started 12 games for Chicago last season, finishing with 68 total tackles.
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