Brian Urlacher and the Bears' defense will face Bucs RB Earnest Graham on Sunday with LeGarrette Blount sidelined by a knee injury.
The Bears' cover-2 defense could keep Saints TE Jimmy Graham from going off in Week Two.
Brian Urlacher re-joined the Bears at Halas Hall Thursday, according to reports, and it appears he will play Sunday against the Saints.
Brian Urlacher released a statement through the Bears announcing that his mother, Lavoyda, unexpectedly passed away Monday at her home in Texas.
Bears LB Brian Urlacher reportedly left Chicago on Tuesday to deal with a family emergency in Arizona, and his status for Sunday is uncertain.
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher and Ted Ginn, Jr. as its Players of the Week.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their 30-12 win over the Falcons in Week One.
Power will meet speed when RB Michael Turner runs into the Bears' linebacker corps on Sunday.
The Bears announced their captains for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with four of the five players who represented the team in 2010 returning to that role again.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr asks and answers five key questions for the Bears as they head into the 2011 season.
The most glaring hole in the Bears' roster is at linebacker, where Nick Roach is a free agent.
The Bears will enter the draft with only two linebackers under contract, but sources don't expect them to address linebacker early in the draft.
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.
Fair or not, Cutler won't ever live this game down in Chicago, short of winning a Super Bowl one day.
Redskins LBs Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher were added to nthe NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Clay Matthews of the Packers and the Bears' Brian Urlacher.