From the Tribune, "For the second year in a row, the Bears will be without a Pro Bowl linebacker for the start of their voluntary off-season program, in part because of an unresolved contract situation. Brian Urlacher told the Tribune on Sunday he plans to skip the first day of workouts, slated to begin Monday, and left open the strong possibility that he will bypass the Bears' entire voluntary off-season program, which includes organized team activities (OTAs)."
Looks like Urlacher will be sitting out for a while. We'll see how much the Bears are willing to pony up for their franchise player. Interesting because there is no question that Urlacher is on his way down. He has sacrificed his body and given all he can for the Bears and been one of the greatest at his position but now with the neck surgery and arthritic back and his age, I am sure we have seen the best of him. I'm sure he wants to land that one more pay day before he ages anymore. He is still under contract and the Bears don't seem to really renegotiate but this is Urlacher. We'll see how this unfolds.