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Nothing imminent for Urlacher, who wants to play for a contender

Brian Urlacher

Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher yells while watching from the bench in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Urlacher scored a touchdown on a pass interception as the Bears beat the Titans 51-20. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)


More than two weeks ago, the Bears slammed the door in the face of the most recent face of their defense. Still, he’s currently no closer to joining a new team than he was when the Bears cut him loose.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Urlacher won’t imminently be signing with a new team. He’s talking with a few teams, all of which are contenders. If anything happens, it likely won’t happen for a while.

And with the Bears opening the door a crack for Urlacher, Urlacher currently isn’t ready to push. Though it’s not an impossibility that he’ll return to Chicago, his primary goal will be to join a potential winner -- especially since the money isn’t going to be close to what he had been receiving.