Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is in search of a team. And the Minnesota Vikings are said to be in need of a starter at his position.
So, naturally, there has been plenty of speculation that Urlacher would end up wearing the purple and gold -- even though the Vikings are NFC North rivals of his former team.
On Tuesday the Chicago Sun-Times quoted a source close to Urlacher as saying that the eight-time Pro Bowler was "leaning toward heading to Minnesota and is talking a one to two year contract” with the Vikings.
But Coach Leslie Frazier said otherwise Wednesday on "NFL AM."
"Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time," Frazier said. "He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point, we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position, then we'll see where it takes us."