Is Brian Urlacher still on Minnesota Vikings' radar?
The Minnesota Vikings drafted a pair of linebackers on Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft, but they might not be done bolstering the middle of their defense. Judd Zulgad and Tom Pelissero of ESPNTwinCities.com think the Vikings could revisit adding longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to the mix. There's still a question mark in the middle of Minnesota's 4-3 defense after Jasper Brinkley left for the Arizona Cardinals. Adding a pair of Penn State linebackers in Gerald Hodges (at No. 120 overall) and Michael Mauti (at No. 213) helps, but only Mauti -- coming off his third torn anterior cruciate ligament in four years -- projects as a middle backer. The Vikings currently have unproven Tyrone McKenzie penciled in at the position. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported last month that Urlacher, 34, wanted a one-year contract worth between $3.5 million and $4 million to return to the Bears. Instead, Chicago sent him packing. He would bring a veteran presence to the Vikings, but Pelissero reported in March that the Vikings had no plans to sign Urlacher unless his price tag "comes way, way down."
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