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The Bears have their new defensive coordinator: Mel Tucker comes from Jacksonville where he held the same position. He will command a unit filled with veterans, strong personalities and loyal players. Tucker could use some help and stability.
Many people were waiting to see who the man was going to be before they really began to speculate on whether Brian Urlacher will come back or not. Tucker has run a lot of Cover 2, some single high and zone coverage with zero pressure in Jacksonville. In other words he does a lot of what the Bears already do.
This means you can bring Urlacher back and help ease the transition from the Lovie Smith/Rod Marinelli era to Mel Tucker. When Urlacher checks around the league he will likely find he won't get big money for being an aging linebacker who at this point in his career is very scheme dependent.
Should the Bears choose to look for a linebacker via free agency the player will likely cost them more than Urlacher will. They should take this time to bring him back short term and seek out his replacement in the late rounds of the draft if possible.
Urlacher needs Chicago and to some extent Chicago needs him too. He should finish his career here for another two years at a price around $5 million total.