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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears stands on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Today, that's all Brian Urlacher, all the time.

    • Brian Urlacher spoke up after the Bears decided to part ways with him. He called the offer they made "insulting" and an ultimatum. (Chicago Tribune)
       
    • Leaving the Bears after 13 years isn't the perfect situation for Urlacher. It was a bittersweet ending for the linebacker. (ESPN Chicago)
       
    • The Bears are down Urlacher and Nick Roach, leaving Lance Briggs as the only returning starting linebacker from last season. This makes a huge hole that must be filled. (Chicago Tribune)
       
    • Urlacher leaving now doesn't take away what he accomplished in Chicago. Take a look at his biggest hits. (Chicago Sun-Times)
       
    • Surprisingly, the Bears did make some moves on Wednesday that did not involve Urlacher. Defensive end Turk McBride was signed. (ESPN Chicago)
       
    • The league's owners also were busy on Wednesday. They voted in several new rules, including the elimination of the Tuck Rule. (Shutdown Corner)