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Brian Urlacher reportedly doesn't interest Vikings now

Time to pump the brakes on those Brian Urlacher-to-the-Minnesota Vikings rumors.

The Vikings aren't interested in signing their longtime nemesis, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities, unless the linebacker's price tag "comes way, way down."

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Urlacher won't be a member of the Chicago Bears this season after he rejected a one-year, $2 million proposal, which he labeled an "ultimatum, not a negotiation." NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Urlacher, 34, was hoping for a one-year contract worth between $3.5 million and $4 million.

The Vikings have a hole at middle linebacker, but Pelissero believes the team might plug it with second-year pro Audie Cole or mine the draft for talent. Beyond the potential awkwardness of seeing Urlacher in purple and yellow, developing younger talent makes more sense than adding an aging veteran.

Urlacher hasn't generated much buzz on the open market, and we don't expect that to happen until he's willing to play for less. Much less.

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