According to ESPN, Brian Urlacher’s agent has submitted a contract proposal to the Bears organization, hoping to influence their decision to keep him around for next season. Although his performance declined in 2012, he is a life long Bear with a desire to stay in Chicago. Details of the proposal have not been released yet, but considering that compensation was the biggest issue regarding his status, chances are he is seeking less than the base salary he had last year ($7.5 million without the workout bonus).
My guess is that if he is asking for more than $4 million/year, then the Bears will pass or ask for the contract to be adjusted further. I personally just think if they can find a way to make it work financially where they are not taking a hit, then they don’t really have a reason to turn him away.
Miracle Coming in the Form of Jared Cook?
As we all know by now, Jared Cook wasn’t given the franchise tag by Tennessee which leads people to think he will test free agency. And how perfect would he be for Chicago? Just think about that for a second…
We need a new weapon for our passing offense. We need a weapon in the form of tight end. Marshall cannot do it alone. Kellen Davis has been rather inconsistent at the tight end position and this would be a pretty good upgrade. Sooo basically this is perfect. I don’t wanna say anything else about it or anything because then I will get my hopes up. But just think about this and how great it is.
Off season Schedule
Mark Trestman has released his off season schedule that Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune posted today. The basic details are below:
- Voluntary off season workout program begins April 2nd.
- Extra, voluntary mini-camp April 16 -18. This is awarded to teams who have new coaches.
- Rookie mini-camp for draft picks, undrafted free-agents: May 10 – 12.
- Off season training (OTAs): May 13 – June 6
- Mandatory min-camp: June 11 – 13.
Busy off season ahead, but this is great considering the complete revamp the team has seen so far.
Don’t think about the horrendous loss to San Francisco, guys. And forget about those six sacks that occurred that night. But according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears look like they are interested in resigning Jason Campbell to backup QB Cutler next year.
Campbell brings veteran experience to the table which seems to be a big plus, and he is affordable for the team. Thoughts on Campbell coming back? Is there anyone else out there right now that we can afford that can potentially be a better fit? These are all questions people are throwing out there, and valid ones at that. But I would not be surprised if he does in fact get re-signed.