Three teams (Dallas, Minnesota and Arizona) gave already passed on Urlacher in the past few days. The Giants just signed Dan Connor to a on-year deal at the minimum. Connor is seven years younger than Urlacher, but does not quite bring the experience or leadership that the eight-time Pro Bowler does.Either way, Urlacher would not get more than a one-year deal out of the Giants for close to the minimum.
Quizzed by the Chicago Sun Times, 12-of-13 NFL executives agreed the Bears' one-year, $2 million offer to free agent Brian Urlacher was fair.It was more than fair. "He’s an aging guy who can’t run," said one NFC personnel exec. "Bold move — and the right move — by [Bears GM Phil] Emery. Better to get rid of a player a year too early than a year too late." Another GM suggested the Bears "could have offered nothing." The one executive who disagreed believes the Bears should have offered up to $3 million because clubs "generally pay a premium to keep a beloved, homegrown player happy." The Urlacher camp's final offer was a one-year, $3.5 million deal. They may have rejected that, anyway.
The LoudMouths panel talks about the New York Giants and whether they could be including looking into acquiring Brian Urlacher.