Brian Urlacher joins FOX Sports as analyst

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.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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