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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

Flashback: Recent Week 13 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 13 contests each of the last five seasons.

Three-and-out with Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak earlier this week to get his take on several topics, including who stands out as the MVP of Chicago's defense.

Urlacher rips NFL’s policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher didn't hold back when he was asked about the NFL's disciplinary system for dangerous hits on Wednesday.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher are battling for the top spot on the MVP Meter, and Jay Cutler could be making a late-season surge.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's four-touchdown performance against the Eagles earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 12.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush tells us where he thinks Brian Urlacher fits on the list of the franchise's best linebackers and says the Bears need to make a strong effort to re-sign C Olin Kreutz after the season.

Candidates vary for comeback award

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush takes a close look at the potential candidates for the Comeback Player of the Year award and questions why certain players are even considered for the award.

Flashback: Recent Week 11 Bears performances

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 11 contests each of the last five seasons.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher offered his take on how the Bears' defense is playing heading into Thursday night's game against the Dolphins.

Bears-Dolphins matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
After shutting down Adrian Peterson in Week 10, the Bears are charged with the less daunting task of stuffing Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one player in the race to become the Bears' MVP.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers moves into the top spot on the Meter after making four quarterback hits against the Bills.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Brad Maynard's punt late in the fourth quarter earned him special-teams player of the week honors, and Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers also stood out in Chicago's win over Buffalo.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
If Buffalo can keep from falling too far behind the Bears, it won't be forced to throw to catch up, and RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller could be featured more prominently.

Bears' Urlacher says Moss would be welcomed

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
If the Bears do become one of the many teams expected to put a claim in on Randy Moss, MLB Brian Urlacher said he would welcome the four-time All-Pro to Chicago.

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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