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Linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice on Friday and was limited as the Chicago Bears prepare to play the Lions in Sunday’s regular season finale.
Even though Urlacher was limited in practice, it doesn’t sound like he’ll play this week.
The Bears will list Urlacher as doubtful for the game, according to a team spokesman, and chances are he was brought back to the field with an eye toward having him ready for a wild-card round playoff game next weekend.
“The normal progress we hoped he would make he has made,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said. “Brian doesn’t have to necessarily practice a full practice before we would play him, but we’re not to that point. We’re just going to look at how he moved around and see how he feels after today.
“It’s not like he went full speed. You just have to see if you think he’s ready to go when you’re coming off of a muscle injury. That’s how it goes. There’s no ideal time. But I wouldn’t take off too far on the Brian Urlacher talk. All we can
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Injured middle linebacker Brian Urlacher practiced with the Chicago Bears for the first time in three weeks but was listed as doubtful for Sunday's critical game against Detroit. Urlacher saw limited duty in Friday's practice. He is trying to come back from a hamstring strain on Dec. 2 that forced him to miss the past three games. The Bears (9-6) need a victory Sunday...
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Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will not play Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN.com. Urlacher, who practiced on a limited basis Friday and was listed on the team's injury report as questionable, has been out since he strained a hamstring on Dec. 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. Nick Roach will start his fourth straight game in place...
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The good news for the Chicago Bears from the Payton Center on Thursday is Matt Forte and Charles Tillman returned to practice.
The bad news is Brian Urlacher remained out.
Also joining Urlacher on the sidelines were Chris Conte, who has a hamstring pull; Blake Costanzo, who has a calf injury; and Armando Allen, who has a knee injury.
Forte had his right ankle heavily taped...
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