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Brian Urlacher: 'I don't have a desire to play' football

Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher would have appreciated one more shot at football with the Dallas Cowboys this season. Now that he's retired, though, he has no desire to suit up again on Sundays.

"My agent ... went through every scenario, what if so-and-so calls? What if they offer me $10 million?" Urlacher said Friday, via the Chicago Tribune. "I don't want to play. I don't have a desire to play. I'm not in shape. I haven't been doing football stuff. I'm sure I'll miss it when it's time to put the pads on and stuff. But I won't miss how my body feels when I'm done."

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Although many high-profile players turn to a career in television or coaching, Urlacher is content to spend his days golfing -- at least for now.

Fox Sports told the Tribune it would entertain the idea of hiring Urlacher as an analyst, but the interest isn't mutual.

"I don't think I would be very good on TV broadcasting games," Urlacher said. "'He's running left, he's running right, 28 has the ball.' I don't know. We'll see. I've got a lot of time to think about it."

Urlacher also doesn't believe he would be a good coach because the long hours hold no appeal for him.

"I feel bad for them," Urlacher explained. "During the season, they work 90 hours a week. I don't want to do that."

No longer itching to play, Urlacher won't be taking the Brett Favre route of resurfacing after training camp for one last hurrah. That should ensure a trip to Canton once he's eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting in five years.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.

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