The hamstring tear that has sidelined Brian Urlacher could end the Chicago Bears linebacker's NFL career, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
Sources told Schefter "it's not out of the realm of possibility" that Urlacher, 34, could retire after the season. He'll be a free agent in the spring and has had no "substantial" contract talks with the Bears. That could mean Urlacher has played his final game.
Chicago has lost three of its last four games and will miss Urlacher. Most players would want at least one more run with this group if an injury ended their season.