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Vikings working out a deal with Brian Urlacher?

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02:25 PM ET 03.22 | While there is a belief that longtime Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher would not be a good fit for the Vikings, there continues to be discussion between the agents for Urlacher and Minnesota. The Bears announced Thursday that they would not bring Urlacher back this season after contract talks fell apart during the week. Chicago offered Urlacher a one-year $2 million deal. "My agents did talk to Minnesota a little bit," Urlacher said during an interview with Dan Patrick on his NBC Sports Channel show on Friday. He added that his agents have also been in contact with Dallas and Arizona. According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, as of Thursday, the Vikings are not interested in Urlacher unless his price goes down. It was previously reported that Urlacher was seeking a $5.5 million deal, but he insinuated in a Sun-Times article that he may accept a one-year $2 million deal from a club not named the Bears.

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March 22, 2013  06:23 PM ET

That's just not right.

March 22, 2013  07:04 PM ET

Not a good time to be a veteran in the twilight of their career....on any team.

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March 22, 2013  07:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wow.Brian Urlacher calling defensive plays and sets against Jay Cutler.Twice a year and again in the playoffs if Bears make it.

With that cruddy Bears line, Urlacher could look awesome again.

March 22, 2013  11:02 PM ET

The Bears offered him a one-year, $2M deal and he turned it down.

Whatever...

March 22, 2013  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not a good time to be a veteran in the twilight of their career....on any team.

The Vikes seem to enjoy collecting those antiques.

March 22, 2013  11:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's just not right.

If he signs with the Vikes for the same amount that the Bears offered, it would only be to prove a point.

Not that it would make any sense to anyone else...

March 23, 2013  10:37 AM ET

"he insinuated in a Sun-Times article that he may accept a one-year $2 million deal from a club not named the Bears."

That says it all for me. Good luck on the Vikings, hopefully you're not on the IR by the time we get to play yah.

March 24, 2013  12:10 PM ET

At this time of his career it is a lot of money for a team to shell out for a player who may only play half of the time on defense and is injured prone.

March 24, 2013  01:52 PM ET

Totally disrespectful. To go play for another team for the same $2 million offer the Bears made? Classy Brian, classy.

 
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