by Aaron Wilson
July 29, 02013
Instead of patrolling defenses at middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears, retired defensive icon Brian Urlacher will be hitting the airwaves.
Urlacher has joined FOX Sports 1 as an NFL analyst, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Urlacher will appear alongside Jay Glazer, Curt Menefee and Ronde Barber on FOX Football Daily starting Aug. 19.
Urlacher retired after a contract dispute with the Bears and eschewed interest from other NFL teams.
He's not the only legendary middle linebacker to retire this year and get a television gig. Former Baltimore Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired and joined ESPN.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.