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May 9, 2013 - Ron Deuter
Former Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist believes a market for Brian Urlacher will soon materialize.
He told ESPN 1000's "Chicago's Gamenight" show this week he believes interest in Urlacher will begin to pick up around the league once teams begin to shed certain veteran players for salary cap purposes after June 1.
"I think once we get past that June 1 cut where a lot of teams are going to let some guys go because of cap reasons and there is going to be some street free agents out there, clubs are going to be focusing again on where they can find good, veteran talent that I can bring in at a bargain price," Sundquist said. "When I say bargain price, I say something that fits with their cap situation as they head into training camp. I think Urlacher is going to get mixed into that group. I think a lot of clubs right now are waiting to see who is going to be released after June 1 and then they'll make their moves on high name veteran players before they enter into camp."
Sundquist added he would strongly consider signing Urlacher if he were running a team that still had a need at inside linebacker.
"Absolutely, I absolutely would," Sundquist said. "Now, is Brian Urlacher the same guy he was a number of years ago? No. But he brings a savvy, an understanding, an instinct and a hard-nose style of play that you can build around. I look for players at this particular point in their career to raise the level of other players around them. So yes, I would (take a strong look at him)."
The Bears have added four linebackers (D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jon Bostic and Khaseeme Green) since breaking off contract talks with Urlacher in March.
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