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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

Report: Urlacher had multiple offseason knee surgeries

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher underwent multiple knee surgeries this offseason, according to a report.

Bears MLB Urlacher undergoes knee surgery

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, the club confirmed.

Concussions the focus at forum hosted by Bears, NFL

Posted Feb. 16, 2012 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Representatives from the Chicago Bears and the NFL came together Wednesday to host a forum on health and safety at Halas Hall.

Urlacher discusses painkiller use

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
A storm has arisen over Brian Urlacher's comments about painkiller use, and now the Bears' linebacker has provided further detail in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.

No knee surgery needed for Bears' Urlacher

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher underwent an MRI on his injured left knee Monday and the team confirmed that the exam revealed Urlacher suffered a sprained MCL and partially sprained PCL.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:44 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush says the Bears have too many glaring needs elsewhere to spend time looking for Brian Urlacher's heir apparent in the 2012 draft.

Bears stock report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 14 loss to the Broncos.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears' strength at linebacker could shine through against the Broncos' rushing attack.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Chicago's athletic front seven has the potential to keep Tim Tebow from extending plays with his feet and making things happen outside the pocket.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says the Bears are almost a lock to make the playoffs with a win Sunday.

Bears 60-second rant: Much at stake vs. Lions

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
For the first time since they dominated the Falcons in Week One, there is unvarnished optimism about the Bears and their chances of returning to the playoffs.

Bears players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 2:04 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week Nine win over the Eagles.

Bears-Eagles matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Chicago's D-line has to maintain good gap discipline and Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs and Nick Roach can't afford to misread the play or miss tackles against LeSean McCoy.

Bears 60-second rant: 'Decent' won't cut it

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
Making the playoffs will quickly go from possible to extremely daunting if the Bears don't beat the Eagles or Lions in the next two weeks.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says there are three players more valuable to the Bears than Matt Forté.

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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