Found June 27, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Brian Urlacher
TEAMS: Chicago Bears

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According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune,  Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was asked on Tuesday if he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.

Urlacher replied, ”For sure.”

Urlacher has been held out of the Bears’ offseason program this year after spraining his MCL and PCL during their week 17 win over the Vikings last season.

“I could have participated in minicamp, but there was no reason to,” Urlacher said. “It was three days of stuff that I’m going to be doing at training camp, so there was no real reason to push it.”


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