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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 MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler is barely hanging on to the No. 1 spot on the MVP Meter after committing five turnovers against the Redskins.

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Bears are better at stopping the run than the Colts are, but Redskins RB Ryan Torain has the potential to do damage in short-yardage situations against Chicago.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Devin Hester returns to the Meter this week after his 89-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
This week, PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush cautions against getting optimistic about the team's running game and says TE Desmond Clark is being underutilized by Mike Martz.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
If anyone was doubting just how much QB Jay Cutler means to the Bears' offense, watching Sunday's game should have made it more clear.

Bears MVP meter: Week Four

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Bears MVP meter: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top five MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Bears players of the week

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Big plays by Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester made the difference in the Bears' win over the Packers.

Hester, Bears beat Packers 20-17

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, Brian Urlacher forced a key fumble and Chicago took advantage of a team-record-tying 17 penalties by the Packers to beat Green Bay 20-17 on Monday night. The win leaves the ...

Three-and-out with Bears CB Zack Bowman

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
PFW spoke with Bears CB Zack Bowman at Halas Hall this week and we discussed his favorite Chicago baseball team and Brian Urlacher's on-field persona.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season we'll ask five questions of PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush to get his analysis on some of the top issues in Chicago. This week Hub sounds off on Mike Martz's head-coaching ...

Bears MVP Meter

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top five MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Urlacher will appeal fine

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher is planning to appeal a $5,000 fine he was assessed by the league for a late hit in Week One, claiming he didn't hear the whistle.

NFL hands out fines

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Multiple players received fines from the league for Week One violations.

Depth at linebacker becomes issue for Bears

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Linebacker had been one of the deepest positions on the Bears' roster in training camp, but the decision to place Hunter Hillenmeyer on injured reserve after Week One took a key reserve out of the mix for the rest of ...

Bears MLB Urlacher shines in return

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Bears barely held on to beat the Lions, 19-14, Sunday, but their defense was dominant for much of the game.

Urlacher will miss Saturday's preseason game

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
After missing four consecutive practices with a muscle pull in his left calf, Bears LB Brian Urlacher will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Bears' wounded warriors rounding into shape

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
The word out of Halas Hall is that three key Bears defenders who have had their share of injury problems — LBs Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa and DT Tommie Harris — are feeling pretty healthy.

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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