The Giants don’t seem to be interested in free agent LB Brian Urlacher, who was unceremoniously shunned by the Bears this week. Urlacher is shopping his wares around the league, thus far to no avail.
Three teams (Dallas, Minnesota and Arizona) gave already passed on Urlacher in the past few days. The Giants just signed Dan Connor to a on-year deal at the minimum. Connor is seven years younger than Urlacher, but does not quite bring the experience or leadership that the eight-time Pro Bowler does.Either way, Urlacher would not get more than a one-year deal out of the Giants for close to the minimum.
Quizzed by the Chicago Sun Times, 12-of-13 NFL executives agreed the Bears’ one-year, $2 million offer to free agent Brian Urlacher was fair.
It was more than fair. “He’s an aging guy who can’t run,” said one NFC personnel exec. “Bold move — and the right move — by [Bears GM Phil] Emery. Better to get rid of a player a year too early than a year too late.” Another GM suggested the Bears “could have offered nothing.” The one executive who disagreed believes the Bears should have offered up to $3 million because clubs “generally pay a premium to keep a beloved, homegrown player happy.” The Urlacher camp’s final offer was a one-year, $3.5 million deal. They may have rejected that, anyway.
The LoudMouths panel talks about the New York Giants and whether they could be including looking into acquiring Brian Urlacher.