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NFL Rumors: Brian Urlacher thinks Bears are trying to rid old regime

Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) and linebacker Brian Urlacher against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There’s no doubt Brian Urlacher was a beast on the field. But off? He’s turned into quite the opinionated analyst.

Urlacher, who now works for Fox Sports 1 recently suggested that he feels as if the Bears are trying to clean out their old regime, which was spearheaded by former head coach Lovie Smith.

The former Pro Bowl linebacker believes Chicago wants to ‘start fresh’ (if you will) and rid themselves of any remaining players who played under Smith.

“What I’m thinking is the new guy that came in there, he’s just trying to get rid of all of Lovie’s players is the way I feel about it,” said Urlacher, now an analyst at Fox Sports 1, during Tuesday’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I think there’s gonna be other guys around there that are gone as well that have been really good players for that team for a long time. You get older, that’s what happens.”

That answer came from a question suggesting the Bears were thinking of letting Charles Tillman leave in free agency.

Of course, no more than a few days ago, it was rumored the Bears do want Tillman back – but at a much lower cost.

Julius Peppers’ future with the Bears is also rumored to be in doubt.

Topics: Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, Julius Peppers

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  • Mike Flannery

    They had the 2nd worst defense in the NFL. Why wouldn’t they clean house a little?

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