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Brian Urlacher

Brian Urlacher - #54 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 258 lbs.
Birthday 05/25/1978
Birthplace Pasco, WA
College New Mexico
Years played 14
Drafted 2000, 1st round, 9th pick by Bears

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman opened media availability at the NFL Combine and discussed his preparation for the 2013 season.

Coaching changes don't bode well for Urlacher returning

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The departure of several of Lovie Smith’s defensive assistants increases the probability that longtime Bears MLB Brian Urlacher won’t return in 2013.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Broncos LB Von Miller was fined again this season, this time $25,000 for a hit on Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.

Report: Bears MLB Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games with a hamstring injury, according to Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler, LB Brian Urlacher and DT Henry Melton were among those players fined by the NFL on Friday.

Key matchup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Bears run defense

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears’ run defense Sunday at Soldier Field.

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Martin, Urlacher, McManis named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Buccaneers RB Doug Martin, Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Bears CB Sherrick McManis were named the NFC’s Players of the Week for Week Nine.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Limitations persist for Bears MLB Urlacher

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher is not beating players to the point as frequently as he did in prior years and is on pace for a career-low 64 tackles.

Opportunistic defense drives Chicago's success

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki credits a savvy, veteran, high-scoring defense for overcoming the Bears' slow starts.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Playing doctor bad idea

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Injured NFL players sometimes try too hard to prove their bravado when smart coaches try their best to hold them back.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Urlacher's knee a long-term issue for Bears

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The big question for the Bears is how Brian Urlacher’s knee will hold up the further the team gets into the regular season.

Jenny McCarthy announces split with Brian Urlacher

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Former Playboy Playmate and actress Jenny McCarthy says she is no longer romantically involved with Bears LB Brian Urlacher.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 20, 2013
The Chicago Bears are parting ways with Urlacher after 13 years. General manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that the team couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, for years the heart and face of the franchise. He is now a free agent after missing the last four games of the season with a hamstring injury.||||||| The eight-time Pro Bowler started 180 games from 2000 through 2012, recording a team-record 1,779 tackles. The ninth overall selection in the 2000 draft has 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles. He was the AP's defensive player of the year in 2005.
Posted March 20, 2013
The Chicago Bears are parting ways with Urlacher after 13 years.||||||| General manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that the team couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, for years the heart and face of the franchise. He is now a free agent after missing the last four games of the season with a hamstring injury. The eight-time Pro Bowler started 180 games from 2000 through 2012, recording a team-record 1,779 tackles. The ninth overall selection in the 2000 draft has 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Chicago is without Urlacher for its must-win game at Detroit on Sunday.||||||| The Bears need a victory and a Minnesota loss to make the playoffs, but Urlacher is inactive with a hamstring injury. He hasn't played since Dec. 2.
Posted Dec. 07, 2012
Urlacher was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle's Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks.||||||| Urlacher, penalized for the tackle in the Bears' 23-17 loss last Sunday, also was fined last week for a horse-collar tackle of Minnesota's Adrian Peterson.
Posted Dec. 04, 2012
Urlacher hasn't practiced since he injured his hamstring against Seattle on Dec. 2.||||||| Coach Lovie Smith is "hopeful" the starting middle linebacker will return this week but wouldn't commit to it. "Brian is a quick healer, and if he's ready to go, he will," he said. "He's made a lot of progress. I'm not trying to run away from the question. We have to get to the practice week and see where he is."

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