Could the Bears Use Urlacher as Trade Bait?


From: Chicago Tribune

Tommie Harris’ play didn’t match his contract either, but Bears GM Jerry Angelo identified the defensive tackle as one of the players he expects to have a bounce-back season in 2009. That list also includes Brian Urlacher, who Angelo said “still has enough to make a Pro Bowl.” You want to believe Angelo meant every kind, eyebrow-raising word about the Bears franchise player who clearly appears to be in decline. But a cynic might wonder if Angelo’s public remark about Urlacher also served a bigger purpose in trying to increase the linebacker’s trade value. Dangling Urlacher as trade bait would take the Bears down an unusual, unpredictable off-season path.

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