Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher today officially announced his retirement today…
Tales from the Tape: Jon Bostic
With the loss of Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach this offseason, the Chicago Bears made restocking the linebacker position a priority this offseason. To that end, GM Phil Emery signed D.J. Williams and James Anderson in free agency, two veterans to line up alongside Lance Briggs. Yet both players are on one-year deals and Briggs is 33. For long-term linebackers, Emery turned to this year's draft, selecting Florida's Jon Bostic in the second round. "The reason we like Jon: he's a three-position player, three-position linebacker," said Emery. "We felt that it was very important that if we were going to take a linebacker in the second round that we get somebody who could immediately fill in in all three spots if one of our starters – our current starters – was not available due to injury, that he could fill in immediately and we would have a good football player in place right now. Obviously, he'll be given...
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