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09:13 AM ET 05.26 | Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said Friday he is considering testing the free-agent market after this season. "I think (team President) Ted Phillips said when they had the owners meeting they're going to wait until the season is over. See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation)," Urlacher said Friday on WMVP-AM 1000. "It's kind of exciting. I've never been a free agent. So if I can get to free agency we'll see what happens. "I no doubt want to finish my career here. There's no doubt about that. But you bring in free agency and all that you just never know what's going to happen."

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May 26, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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There will be plenty of suitors.............

I heard about this last night on ESPN. Bruschi was talking about it and "knowing when to call it." It's going to be different for everyone and Urlacher has been one of those guys who holds himself accountable for his level of play. He'll definitely find a home if Chicago is foolish enough to let him go.

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May 26, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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The Indianapolis Colts are in play to trade for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, a source confirmed to NFL.com???s Ian Rapaport. Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and has not participated in any of the Cowboys??? offseason activities. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said yesterday that the team is not going to trade Jenkins.???If anyone understands, I understand, but at the same time, you want a guy like that to be around the team and what not,??? linebacker Anthony Spencer said. ???But it???s always a decision. I support him. He???s my teammate. Whatever decision he makes.???Jenkins became expendable when Dallas drafted Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr to five-year contract in March. That deal is said be around $7 million per season.Jenkins had 24 tackles and one interception in 12 starts last season.

The Colts are also looking to move Freeney to LB to fit their new 3-4 scheme. He's getting a bit old to start shifting gears like that.

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May 26, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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The Indianapolis Colts are in play to trade for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, a source confirmed to NFL.com???s Ian Rapaport. Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and has not participated in any of the Cowboys??? offseason activities. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said yesterday that the team is not going to trade Jenkins.???If anyone understands, I understand, but at the same time, you want a guy like that to be around the team and what not,??? linebacker Anthony Spencer said. ???But it???s always a decision. I support him. He???s my teammate. Whatever decision he makes.???Jenkins became expendable when Dallas drafted Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr to five-year contract in March. That deal is said be around $7 million per season.Jenkins had 24 tackles and one interception in 12 starts last season.

So what does he bring in return? No more than a fifth rounder. You don;t pay big for guys like him on the last year of a contract.
If they trade him they are short at DB depth wise. I say they keep him, hope someone is dumb enough to give him what he wants in FA and the following year they could get perhaps a fourth rounder in return.

May 26, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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So what does he bring in return? No more than a fifth rounder. You don;t pay big for guys like him on the last year of a contract. If they trade him they are short at DB depth wise. I say they keep him, hope someone is dumb enough to give him what he wants in FA and the following year they could get perhaps a fourth rounder in return.

Explanation: The fourth rounder they could get in return would be a compensatory pick in the 2014 draft.
same reason the Giants, among other reasons as in he can play well, is in FA he would most likely bring them a 3rd round pick in 2014 as a compensatory pick in that draft.

May 26, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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The Indianapolis Colts are in play to trade for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, a source confirmed to NFL.com???s Ian Rapaport. Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and has not participated in any of the Cowboys??? offseason activities. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said yesterday that the team is not going to trade Jenkins.???If anyone understands, I understand, but at the same time, you want a guy like that to be around the team and what not,??? linebacker Anthony Spencer said. ???But it???s always a decision. I support him. He???s my teammate. Whatever decision he makes.???Jenkins became expendable when Dallas drafted Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr to five-year contract in March. That deal is said be around $7 million per season.Jenkins had 24 tackles and one interception in 12 starts last season.

Why the interest in this boob? I was under the impression that the reason why Dallas had some many difficulties last year was because of their secondary.

May 26, 2012  10:22 AM ET

If they do bring him back to Chicago, please, someone, please tell them not to sing some gaaaaaay-**** song to him.

May 26, 2012  10:28 AM ET

well with the way the Bears are messing with Forte who know if they'll let him go. The Bears have shown times of greatness and idiocy as of late.

May 26, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Why the interest in this boob? I was under the impression that the reason why Dallas had some many difficulties last year was because of their secondary.

It doesn't matter, Stu... the Cowboys aren't trading him.

May 26, 2012  10:48 AM ET

"......... See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation),"

I think it's more than that. I think it's how healthy Urlacher is after the season's over. Age is definitely becoming a factor.

May 26, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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well with the way the Bears are messing with Forte who know if they'll let him go. The Bears have shown times of greatness and idiocy as of late.

Might be done. RB gets hurt and never are the same.

May 26, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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"......... See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation)," I think it's more than that. I think it's how healthy Urlacher is after the season's over. Age is definitely becoming a factor.

That's what makes Urlacher the type of player he is. He was sincerely disappointed with his performance after his last big contract. He's a stand-up player.

May 26, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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That's what makes Urlacher the type of player he is. He was sincerely disappointed with his performance after his last big contract. He's a stand-up player.

You speak the truth.

May 26, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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You speak the truth.

The ONLY Bears jersey I'd let my kids wear.

May 26, 2012  12:20 PM ET

This Packer fan has nothing but respect for this cat. He's a football player's football player whom I wish was on my team. Bears, please, make this mistake....

May 26, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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There will be plenty of suitors.............

With that guy from the Men's Wearhouse on top of the list.

 
May 26, 2012  01:51 PM ET
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Why the interest in this boob? I was under the impression that the reason why Dallas had some many difficulties last year was because of their secondary.

Jenkins played hurt all last season. He was a quality CB the season prior. He's still young and has a cap friendly contract so he should command some value (3rd or 4th round pick) for the Cowboys if they do decide to trade him.

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