Brian Urlacher has insisted that he has no desire to continue his playing career in the NFL.
The 35-year-old told the Chicago Tribune: "My agent went through every scenario, what if so-and-so calls? What if they offer me $10m (£6.5m)?
"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.
"I don't think I would be very good on TV broadcasting games. '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 had initially hoped to sign a new contract with the Bears for the 2013 season, but decided to end his career after talks broke down.