by 89 WLS web staff
Former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher said on the 89 WLS Sports Pregame Show Thursday afternoon that he has "no hard feelings" about his split with the team after 13 years, adding that he doesn't feel like it was his decision to leave.
The Bears offered Number 54 a $2 million deal, but Urlacher told Roe Conn, Richard Roeper and Lou Canellis that he's "not going to put my body through what it goes through, and do what the Bears expect out of me, for what they were willing to pay me. "
"I just wish they would have let me know at the end of the season that they weren't going to pursue me because that's what, you know, basically, that's what happened," Urlacher said. "They knew I wasn't going to accept that offer. "
Urlacher said he told his agent at the beginning of the off-season that he didn't have a good feeling about what was going to happen.
When asked during the Roe & Roeper show what team he wants to play for, Urlacher said he would entertain an offer from any team that had a chance of winning the Super Bowl, even if that offer was in line with what the Bears had offered.
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