BU: I didn't think they wanted me back. There was no dialogue in the off-season between the team and my agents.... I kind of knew I was done when they fired [coach] Lovie [Smith].
If you had agreed to their price—one year, $2 million—would you still be a Chicago Bear?
BU: For sure.
Sounds weird calling you a former Bear.
BU: It is weird, isn't it? I still say we.
Are you depressed about this?
BU: No. I'm disappointed. But I'm also excited. I get a chance to see what's out there. Maybe nobody wants me. But we're going to find out.
Do you have to go to a 4--3?
BU: No, it doesn't matter to me. I think I could learn a 3--4. I don't know what the big deal is.
Teams like Minnesota, Dallas and Arizona have been mentioned. How about Denver?