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Trestman: “Premature” to talk about Urlacher’s future


Bears coach Marc Trestman has spoken to linebacker Brian Urlacher on the phone since taking over as the team’s head coach, but he had no answer to questions about whether the team would look to bring Urlacher back for the 2013 season.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Trestman said it was “premature” to discuss Urlacher’s future, continuing a trend of being noncommittal about the team’s thoughts regarding their 2000 first-round pick. Trestman did come away from the conversation without any doubt about Urlacher’s feelings about returning to the Bears.

“There isn’t any question he loves Chicago and this is where he wants to be,” Trestman said.

If it comes down to a question of money, Urlacher’s already said he’s prepared to take a pay cut to stay in Chicago. That doesn’t mean they’d agree on a price, of course, but it does mean there’s a realistic starting ground for any discussions. ┬áSince new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is running a 4-3 defense, Urlacher’s spot is there to be filled whenever the Bears feel Urlacher’s future is more ripe for discussion.

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6 Responses to “Trestman: “Premature” to talk about Urlacher’s future”
  1. jjb0811 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:53 PM

    Ned to cut ties. The D started strong then faded time for a new direction.

  2. kabasaman says: Feb 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    As a bears fan, I hope he stays in Chicago. But, I don’t think Brian will work for a decent price. I think he is awful proud and would feel insulted by what the Bears will offer……

  3. opietaylor says: Feb 14, 2013 4:14 PM

    He’s in. They already made an oral deal. Just have other deals to make official. Book it. He’s back

  4. louiespoon says: Feb 14, 2013 6:07 PM

    The D only disappointed in the 9ers game, the last 7 minutes of the Seahawks game and the 3 TD’s to Rodgers….

  5. chi01town says: Feb 14, 2013 9:02 PM

    As a Bears fan Urlacher can go to another team or home or to Lovie’s
    house for all I care. the Chicago Bears need to win the Superbowl. not hold on to the Lovie Lovers this means you ( Hester ).. real Bears fans are ready to win

  6. ronniemexico says: Feb 15, 2013 11:09 AM

    Translation: He’s played his last down for the Bears.

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