Bears' Brian Urlacher Retires

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:41 AM CDT
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Brian Urlacher's Storied Career

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears watches the action. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Brian Urlacher will not play for another team in the 2013 season.

The sure-bet hall of fame middle linebacker released a post on the social media site WhoSay.com letting fans know that he will be ending his career as a Bear.

"After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a desicion," he wrote.

Urlacher, 34, played 13 seasons for Chicago, earning numerous honors including Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000. Urlacher was selected to 8 Pro Bowls.

The defensive stalwart parted ways with the team shortly after the free agency period began. Bears General Manager Phil Emery offered Urlacher a deal that amounted to just over the veteran minimum to stay with the club, Urlacher declined the offer and moved on.

See the statement below.

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