McCaskey might leave the Bears' personnel decisions up to his trusted football people, but he's still "heartbroken" over the loss of Urlacher.
"Our whole family is (heartbroken)," McCaskey said Tuesday, via the Chicago Tribune. "Brian's just been the face of the franchise, an outstanding Bear on and off the field."
After a cool-down period, McCaskey reached out to Urlacher recently.
McCaskey left the door open for Urlacher's return -- if the right scenario presents itself.
"That's up to the market and (general manager) Phil (Emery) and (head coach) Marc (Trestman)," McCaskey said. "We'll see what happens."
Through the signings of veteran linebackers D.J. Williams and James Anderson, Emery and Trestman already have played their hand. Even if Urlacher has McCaskey in his corner, he's unlikely to play another down for the Bears.
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