Urlacher disappointed with the manner of his exit from the Bears.
Following the Chicago Bears’ decision to release legendary linebacker Brian Urlacher earlier this week, there has been a great deal of disappointment surrounding the move.
The franchise’s offer of a one-year deal worth $2m was unacceptable to the 34-year-old at this stage of his career, as the Bears effectively decided they no longer wanted him.
Despite calls from general manager Phil Emery welcoming Urlacher back as a member of the Bears family, the player is not so sure what the future holds.
“I would have appreciated a call,” he told the “Waddle & Silvy Show” on WMVP-AM as reported by per NFL..com.
“It was amazing how fast they released the statement. So they got off the phone with my agent…and 30 seconds later they already had the statement out on Twitter.
“And they released it right away, so they were ready, they knew what was going to happen…because they had quotes from George (McCaskey) and Phil (Emery).”
Urlacher hasn’t ruled out playing elsewhere, but there is still the possibility that he may call time on his glittering career now that he is no longer a Bear.
The eight-time Pro Bowl invitee has spent his entire NFL career in Chicago, and is considered one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history having also won the AP Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2005.
The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in his services, as are the Dallas Cowboys, but both would be offering predominantly back-up roles and whether that is something Urlacher wants is up for debate.
However, he did hint that he would be willing to play for another team on similar terms as those offered by the Bears, which could lead to a move ahead of the new season.
For now the controversial exit from the Bears is still at the forefront of his thoughts, but whether he accepts their offer of a homecoming in the future remains to be seen.