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Where will Brian Urlacher land? Vegas says Baltimore is best bet

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

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Brian Urlacher's next team is anyone's guess, but you can gamble on it. (USATSI)

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been a free agent for over a week now, with little recent movement with regard to his possible destination. However, the sports book Bovada in Las Vegas has odds on Urlacher's possible landing spot. Its best bet? Baltimore.

The Ravens come in at 23/10, just a shade better than the Giants at 5/2.

Baltimore has been making deals of late on the free-agent market, which perhaps leads bettors to believe the Ravens could make a move for Urlacher. Plus, the defense is still in need of a middle linebacker after the retirement of Baltimore-institution Ray Lewis.

But Urlacher, who will turn 35 in May, has slowed somewhat in recent years.

GamesSacks & Tackles
RkPlayerFromToGTkl
1London Fletcher200020122081243
2Ray Lewis200020121681090
3Brian Urlacher200020121821052
4Keith Brooking200020121971008
5Lance Briggs20032012156864
6Takeo Spikes20002012187838

He appeared in just 12 games last season, compiling only 68 tackles -- his lowest career output for a season (discounting 2009, when he was lost for the year with a dislocated wrist in the opener).

Still, Urlacher is one of the most sure tacklers in the game, ranking second among active players in tackles made since 2000, Urlacher's rookie season. However, there appears to be little interest in the aging linebacker, at least as of now.

According to Bovada, other favorites to land Urlacher are the Bengals (7/2), Broncos (4/1), Vikings (6/1), Falcons (6/1), and Raiders (8/1).

Of course, if no one takes a flyer on the 13-year veteran, I'm sure he can help out his brother on the campaign trail.

 
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