(NEW YORK) — Only a short time ago, it seemed like the Chicago Bears and longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher were ready to part ways, but now the door has been reopened.
Chairman George McCaskey didn’t rule out a return.
“It’s up to the market and Phil [Emery, general manger] and Marc [Trestman, head coach],” McCaskey told John Mullin of CSNChicago.com. “Phil said it’s a process and we’ll just go through it and see what happens.”
Urlacher was released by the team shortly after the offseason ended after Urlacher played his entire 13-year career with the Bears. Injuries have slowed him down in recent years, and the team though it’d be better to move in a new direction.
Urlacher played in 12 games last year and recorded 68 tackles. He has recorded over 100 tackles and is considered one of the greatest players in franchise history.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN