Meanwhile, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has confirmed that the team has no plans to sign Urlacher despite what appears to be a need at middle linebacker.
“Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time,” Frazier said, via NFL.com. “He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position then we’ll see where it takes us.”
It appears as though Urlacher’s camp has been leaking information to the media with hope of generating some interest. Players such Charles Woodson and Josh Cribbs have found some opportunities in recent days, despite the fact that OTAs are already underway. We’ll have to see if anything changes in the next few days, but as of now, things don’t look very good Urlacher.
We have Urlacher listed as the No. 12 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.
Urlacher has reportedly been in contact with the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos in recent weeks.
“It’s getting close to happening, but Brian is leaning toward heading to Minnesota and is talking a one to two year contract,” said a source close to Urlacher.
The Vikings have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Urlacher since talks with the Bears broke off. Vikings GM Rick Spielman wouldn’t rule out the idea of signing Urlacher at some point, so there’s at least a chance that a deal could be reached at some point in the near future. Minnesota could use some additional help at inside linebacker and Urlacher knows their defensive system as well as anyone.