Brian Urlacher said Thursday that he doesn’t think the Chicago Bears’ front office was being genuine when it said that it wanted him to re-sign with the team.
The Bears announced Wednesday that they were unable to come to a free-agent deal with Urlacher and were moving on without one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history.
Urlacher told ESPN Radio “the Bears kept saying, ‘We want to make Brian a Bear, retire a Bear. Blah, blah, blah.’ It was all lip service in my mind. They said that, but they never acted on it.”
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