On Wednesday, former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher announced he was retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons in the league.
“After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” Urlacher tweeted. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards. When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13-year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear. I want to thank all of the people in my life that have helped me along the way. I will miss my teammates, my coaches and the great Bears fans. I’m proud to say that I gave all of you everything I had every time I took the field. I will miss this great game, but I leave it with no regrets.”
Urlacher ends his NFL career with 939 tackles, 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions.
For more on the Urlacher’s retirement, check out Windy City Sweetness.
The 49ers suffered a blow during offseason workouts after WR Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles during drills on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Crabtree underwent successful surgery.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh believes Crabtree will return sometime during the season.
“It’s a setback, but Michael’s young,” the 49ers coach said. “He’s strong and everything will be a positive approach to healing. We’ll anticipate great things.”
Have a good Thursday everyone!