Brian Urlacher

Jon Bostic.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Jon Bostic

Replacing a once-in-a-generation talent like Brian Urlacher is virtually impossible.

670 The Score–07/19/2013

D.J. Williams. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 7 D.J. Williams

The Bears are counting on their new middle linebacker to fill the void left behind by Brian Urlacher.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Urlacher: No Chance At Return To NFL

Brian Urlacher is done with football.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2013

Mike Ditka. (VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Ditka’s Number Be The Last One Retired?

Bears Chairman George McCaskey indicated in a statement Friday morning that the team is now done retiring numbers.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Urlacher Wanted To Play For Cowboys, Now Open To TV Gig

Now retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted he wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys this season.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Brian Urlacher

Silverman: Urlacher’s Career Should Be Defined By Brilliant Start, Not Halting Finish

While it was clear that Urlacher was a remarkable athlete, it wasn’t clear in the days and weeks leading up to his selection what position he would play in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wisch: Five Chicago Athletes Who Didn’t Go Out Like Urlacher

Here are five Windy City athletes who looked the weirdest playing for a team other than the one they’re best known for.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

George McCaskey

Bears Release Statement On Urlacher’s Retirement

Following Brian Urlacher’s retirement announcement, Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey has released the following statement:

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher and Jerry Angelo.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Angelo On Urlacher: ‘The Quintessential Team Player’

If you want to get a good look at the type of person and player Brian Urlacher really was, look no further than former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Twitter Responds To Urlacher’s Retirement

As it always does, Twitter exploded when Brian Urlacher announced his retirement.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher looks on during the Bears' final game of the 2012 season.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Urlacher Makes The Right Call

And while one of the greatest defensive players of an organization mythologized for its defenses is likely feeling the deep sting of what Marcellus Wallace called “pride @#$%ing with you,” he will grow to realize what many of us already knew. This is right call.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Video: Urlacher’s Biggest Hits

In the wake of his retirement, officially announced Wednesday morning, check out this video of some of Urlacher’s biggest hits from his 13-year career with the Bears.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Vote: Is Brian Urlacher A Hall Of Famer?

What do you think? Is Urlacher a Hall of Famer?

05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs

Bernstein: Briggs’ Response Shows Bears’ Identity Challenge

Hidden in the brush-off Lance Briggs gave the media yesterday is a much larger issue facing a team trying to push one side of the ball into modernity while keeping another rooted in the past.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brian Urlacher Announces Retirement

After 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher has officially retired.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Lance Briggs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Briggs On Bears’ Turnover: ‘I Miss Everybody’

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is still getting used to life without his old buddies.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Urlacher Reportedly ‘Close’ To Signing With Vikings

According to the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed, a marriage between the 34-year-old linebacker and the Vikings is in the works.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Emery Provides Glimpse At Bears’ Draft Strategy

You have to absorb every word an NFL general manager tells you before a draft carefully, but Emery did mention a number of things to keep in mind before the Bears make their selection.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2013

Steve McMichael is running for mayor of Romeoville. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty)

Mongo McMichael, Casey Urlacher Among Those On Ballot Today

Steve McMichael and Casey Urlacher are both running for mayor of separate suburban towns today.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

Alec Ogletree breaks up a pass.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Silverman: Linebacker Keys Bears, Vikings Draft Needs In NFC North

The Bears are not going to ignore the offensive line in the draft, but they don’t have to use their first-round pick on a blocker.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

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