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Bears' Brian Urlacher Retires



    Bears' Brian Urlacher Retires
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    DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears watches the action. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

    Brian Urlacher will not play for another team in the 2013 season.

    The sure-bet hall of fame middle linebacker released a post on the social media site letting fans know that he will be ending his career as a Bear.

    "After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a desicion," he wrote.

    Urlacher, 34, played 13 seasons for Chicago, earning numerous honors including Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000. Urlacher was selected to 8 Pro Bowls.

    The defensive stalwart parted ways with the team shortly after the free agency period began. Bears General Manager Phil Emery offered Urlacher a deal that amounted to just over the veteran minimum to stay with the club, Urlacher declined the offer and moved on.

    See the statement below.