"I think (team President) Ted Phillips said when they had the owners meeting they're going to wait until the season is over. See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation)," Urlacher said Friday on WMVP-AM 1000. "It's kind of exciting. I've never been a free agent. So if I can get to free agency we'll see what happens.
Urlacher, who turned 34 on Friday, will become a free agent after this season. He is in the last year of a five-year extension he signed in 2008 that will pay him $7.5 million in base salary this year. The 12-year veteran suffered a major knee injury at the end of the last game in 2011.
"The Bears know I want to be here," he said. "I've told them that. I've said it publicly, and that's not going to change. Whatever happens during the season or after the season, we'll address it then. But they know I want to be here, and I think they want me here."