Found September 03, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says he plans on playing in this week’s season opener against the Colts.
“Brian Urlacher says his left knee is pain-free and he intends to play Sunday when the Chicago Bears kick off the season against the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field,” wrote Biggs.
Urlacher told Fox-32’s The Final Word, that his knee “just isn’t the same anymore. It’s never going to be the same,” per Biggs.
I will be very surprised if the 34 year-old Urlacher is able to make it through this entire season with having any problems with his knee.
With Urlacher’s contract running out at the end of this season, I wouldn’t expect the Bears to re-sign him.
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Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher insist that he’ll be on the field when the team opens it season against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Ulacher stated, “I’m playing, that’s a done deal” He also said that his left knee will “never be the same again”. The 12-year All-Pro sprained his MCL during the Bears season finale against the Minnesota Vikings last season. He...
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I will believe it when I see it. Urlacher knees have been traveling to Odenville a lot, so I would be a little surprised to see him on field. Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher expects to start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, despite reportedly having undergone multiple procedures on his left knee that forced [...]
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Comments on the Chicago Bears by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CHICAGO BEARS (12)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 11) - Bears were rolling until offensive injuries.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 10) - Brian Urlacher's knee a concern, but additions of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey give offense new-and-improved flair.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 11) - Matt...