He won't be a Bear anymore, but as it turns out Brian Urlacher won't be representing any other teams either.
Today the former Chicago Bears defensive star announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the team.
Urlacher issued this statement today:
“After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire. Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards. When considering this, along without he fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear. I want to thank all of the people in my life that have helped me along the way. I will miss y teammates, my coaches and the great Bears fans. I’m proud to say that I gave all of you everything I had every time I took the field. I will miss this great game, but I leave it with no regrets.”
Previously, Urlacher and the Bear had failed to reach an agreement about terms for the player's new contact and had decided to part ways in March.
Source: CBS Chicago