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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

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
RB Marshawn Lynch showed that he's capable of embarrassing a defense that doesn't tackle well in the Seahawks' win over the Saints.

Urlacher named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December/January.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says RB Matt Forté surprised him more than any other Bears player in the regular season and he also shares his vote for Chicago's defensive MVP.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Putting pressure on quarterbacks is considered the key to the Bears' defense, and DE Julius Peppers' performance this season earned him the top spot on the MVP Meter.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
After going back-to-back games without an interception, Bears QB Jay Cutler was picked off twice against the Patriots and is well behind Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher in the race to become the team's MVP.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Bears run defense

Bears MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been more efficient of late, firming up his standing on the Bears' MVP Meter.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
WR Earl Bennett had a career day, making seven catches for 104 yards, and MLB Brian Urlacher made 17 tackles in the Bears' win over the Lions.

Bears' Urlacher not slowing down

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Even though he's in his 11th season, Bears MLB Brian Urlacher isn't showing any signs of losing a step, say a couple of his teammates in NFC North Whispers.

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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