There probably is not a current Bears player with a closer attachment to Brett Favre than Brian Urlacher. Few players have been around as long as Urlacher and the two have long held great respect for one another. Urlacher, as you can imagine anyone signing an $18 million, one-year extension, was in a chipper mood when he arrived tonight. Urlacher said he feels great and was grateful he could reach a resolution with the club on his bid for a new deal.
Among the things Urlacher discussed was Favre's situation, and his hope that No. 4 suits up for someone this season:
``Did he ever retire?'' Urlacher said. ``Did he ever file his papers? It didn't surprise me. He loves football, and I think he kind of made the decision when the season was over. He was tired, he probably was worn down, like he said and he made a decision that he didn't want to stick with. But he's Brett Favre, he can do whatever he wants. I don't know what's going to hap see him playing somewhere [this] year.''
FOR THE BEARS?
``For us? I don't think that's a possibility. If they do trade him, I don't think it's going to be in our division, No. 1. Maybe not even in our conference.''
THEN PLAYING IN GREEN BAY THIS SEASON?
``I can't imagine seeing him anywhere else. I don't think anyone else can, either. When you think of Green Bay, you think of Brett Favre. At least I do.''