Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago What made Brian Urlacher special? You have to start, of course, with the way a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man could run, hit and organize a defense on the field. But even an occasional in-person observer of the Chicago Bears over the past decade could notice the reverential stature Urlacher held with his teammates. If he had enemies, they never surfaced. Urlacher mixed equal doses of dry humor, man's-man competitiveness and two-way respect to keep the Bears' locker room humming smoothly and largely conflict-free during his tenure.Chicago Bears 7 hours ago
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago Congratulations to linebacker Brian Urlacher, who found peace and satisfaction with his 13-year career Wednesday rather than extending it beyond what felt organic to everyone -- most importantly him. The assumption has always been that Urlacher, who turns 33 on Saturday, would play for the Chicago Bears or no one in 2013. He parted ways with the Bears in March, and on Wednesday he confirmed the latter part of that supposition. In announcing his retirement, Urlacher acknowledged with stark honesty that "I'm not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that's up to my standards.Chicago Bears 8 hours ago
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago As rosters shake out this summer, you'll hear a fair amount about the "youngest" and "oldest" teams in the NFL. Sometimes those figures and rankings can be skewed by aged kickers or an exceptionally youthful set of reserves, so I like what colleague Mike Sando compiled this week over on the NFC West blog. Sando has a comprehensive chart ranking teams by the average age of their projected starters, ostensibly the most important 22 players on the roster.Chicago Bears 8 hours ago
Detroit News The Lions filled the last vacancy on their 90-man roster Tuesday night when they were awarded defensive end Braylon Broughton off waivers from New Orleans.Detroit Lions 9 hours ago
Inside the Bears | Chicago Sun-Times Kicker Robbie Gould is set to return to the practice fields with his Bears teammates during organized team activities on Thursday. Gould is yet take part in any offseason workouts with the Bears and new coach Marc Trestman because...Chicago Bears 10 hours ago
Minneapolis Star-Tribune The Star Tribune's Dan Wiederer joins CineSport's Noah Coslov to discuss the who to watch for at Vikings' OTAs and Jared Allen's health, among other issues.Minnesota Vikings 10 hours ago
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Organized team activities for the Packers have begun without Sam Shields. The starting cornerback who finished last season with a bang was not on the practice field Tuesday.Green Bay Packers 12 hours ago
Detroit Free Press In March, I put together an offseason plan for the Lions based on how I would approach free agency and the draft. Now that the majority of the offseason is over and the players are taking the field, I wanted to compare what I would have done vs what the Lions did do.Detroit Lions 12 hours ago
Green Bay Press-Gazette For the past nine years, the only home Josh Sitton has known has been the right side of the offensive line. That changed this offseason with Packers coach Mike McCarthy and his staff's decision to swap right tackle Bryan Bulaga and Sitton with left guard T.J. Lang and left tackle Marshall Newhouse in an effort to fortify a line that contributed to 51 sacks of Aaron Rodgers last season.Green Bay Packers 12 hours ago
Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports Brian Urlacher, former Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker, announced his retirement from the NFL via Twitter on Wednesday, three days shy of his 35th birthdayChicago Bears 8 hours ago
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago CHICAGO – Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould received a clean bill of health from doctors the last two days and is expected to begin participating in offseason workouts on Thursday, the kicker told ESPNChicago.com on Wednesday morning. Gould also tweeted that “he’s excited to get back on the field with my teammates tomorrow.” ESPNChicago.com reported on Monday that Gould was scheduled to travel to Dallas on Tuesday to meet with surgeon Dr.Chicago Bears 11 hours ago
Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports And that's somewhat fitting as Bears hopeful spent formative athletic years playing basketballYou have to be cautious about what you see from a football team when buds still are on the trees and pads still are in the lockers.Chicago Bears 17 hours ago
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson reacts to the news that LB Brian Urlacher retired after 13 seasons with the Bears.Chicago Bears 7 hours ago
Northwest Herald CHICAGO – Star linebacker Brian Urlacher is calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.Chicago Bears 7 hours ago
Northwest Herald Brian Urlacher will retire as a Bear.Chicago Bears 7 hours ago
Brian Urlacher joins Ray Lewis in retirement
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