BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach back

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Two of the Chicago Bears' three starting linebackers are pending free agents, and indications are that they will make an effort to bring both of them back in 2013.

We've already discussed the still-murky situation around middle linebacker Brian Urlacher; general manager Phil Emery has said he wants to work with Urlacher and his agents on the future. Meanwhile, Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports the Bears have told strongside linebacker Nick Roach that they want to bring him back as well.

Limited salary-cap space has prevented the Bears from making hard offers, according to Dickerson. But if they bring back both Urlacher and Roach, it is hard to envision the Bears conducting the kind of full-scale defensive overhaul this offseason that we once considered possible.

Continuing around the NFC North: