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Brian Urlacher Willing To Retire?

UPDATE:Not that you'd expect him to say different, but Urlacher is refuting that he said he would retire.

Whoa, whoa, whoa and whoa!!!! What the hell is in the pizza in Chicago?

Take a gander at this article.  If this is correct, then Bears MLB Brian Urlacher is using some pretty underhanded tactics to get his contract extension.

One league source says Urlacher's agents have asked the team if they could explore a trade. Another says Urlacher is threatening to retire because of neck and back problems, a move in which he wouldn't have to repay any portion of the $13 million signing bonus he received in 2003, when he received a nine-year, $56.65 million deal.

Listen Urlacher has been good for the Bears and in return the Bears have been good to him.  He signed a contract. I have no issue with him asking for an extension or asking to redo the deal for more up front money, but there is a time and a place.  Urlacher of all people knows what happens when there is no line in front of him, so he needs to take a step back and let the Bears take care of more pressing matters. Namely Tommie Harris.

How many games would the Bears have won without Devin Hester?  

Obviously, I don't know any of this is true, but I  don't like where it is headed.