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No Purple: Bears' Urlacher decides to retire

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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is hanging up his cleats.

The future Hall of Famer announced on Twitter today the he is retiring after 13 years:

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Urlacher had been rumored to be interested in signing with the Vikings as a free agent, but nothing ever came of it.

As Josh Alper of NBCSports.com put it: "The decision might have been different had Urlacher found a more robust market for his services as a free agent this offseason, but there was barely any market to speak of for the eight-time Pro Bowler."

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