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.”
Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper was released from jail, charged after police say he beat his 17-year-old son during a series of fights at their Jacksonville, Fla., home. … Free agent defensive end Frostee Rucker agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals. Rucker started all 16 games with the Browns last season, with four sacks and a forced fumble. … The 49ers signed free agent safety and special teams standout Darcel McBath, 27, to a one-year contract, adding depth to the secondary. He appeared in all 19 games last season, finishing with eight special-teams tackles in the regular season and one in the playoffs. … Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert signed his franchise tender and will make $9.828 million if he plays under the one-year contract. … The Giants re-signed QB David Carr to back up Eli Manning.