Brian Urlacher has been part of a long tradition of great middle linebackers for the Chicago Bears. But unlike Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary, Urlacher will not end his career in Chicago. The eight-time Pro Bowler and the Bears failed to reach an agreement on a new contract, leaving Urlacher to look for another home for the 2013 season. Can he still contribute at an elite level?


The man in the middle

For more than a decade, Brian Urlacher has been a fixture in the middle of the Bears' defense.

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How surprised are you that Brian Urlacher will not be playing for the Bears in 2013?

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Still a monster?

Injuries hampered Brian Urlacher in the past two seasons, but he still had 170 tackles in 28 games.

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Can Brian Urlacher still be an elite middle linebacker?

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