According to ESPNChicago.com, Brian Urlacher’s agent has submitted a contract proposal to the Bears and are currently waiting for a counteroffer.
While the sides are talking, a deal is not imminent to keep the linebacker on the only NFL team he has ever played for, a league source told ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday.
The exact amount Urlacher’s camp is seeking is unknown, although it is likely to be less than the $7,500,000 base salary (plus $500,000 workout bonus) the middle linebacker earned last season, when he counted $9,700,000 against the club’s salary cap.
I believe Urlacher will end up re-signing with the Bears. He’ll likely get a two-year deal, with the second year being an option for the Bears.