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Throughout the 2012 season, This Given Sunday will examine the biggest injury questions before each week of the NFL season. With the preseason thankfully behind us, it's time to examine the most important injury concerns heading into Week 1. These are superstar players who have battled preseason knocks, faced a history of sitting on the sidelines, and attempting comebacks from serious injuries. Here are the Top 5 injury questions for 2012.
1) Brian Urlacher
The Bears would have been a playoff team last year were it not for the late season injury to Jay Cutler. This year, with the addition of Brandon Marshall and re-signing Matt Forte, Chicago has been touted as a playoff and possible dark horse Super Bowl contender. Those hopes ride not just on the health of Cutler (and his offensive line keeping him out of the ICU), but also defensive quarterback Brian Urlacher. The 8 time Pro Bowler hasn't practiced since July 31st and had arthroscopic knee surgery in...
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Rich Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times made a case that it might not make sense for the Bears to keep linebacker Brian Urlacher, but maybe they should release him if they don’t believe he’s going to be the same after last season’s knee injury in order to free up a bunch of cap space.
“That Saturday, Sept. 8, is the last day the Bears could release Urlacher and be off...
Brian Urlacher is the unquestioned leader of the Bears, but may not have the legs to be the leader or player he once was.
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that cutting the 12 year vet and 5 time all pro is a feasible option.
Urlacher will be an unrestricted free agent next season, and is due $7.5 million in 2012 if he is on the roster September 9.
He has been unable to...
The Bear released second-year middle linebacker Dom DeCicco today, perhaps ending what was once a promising future for the former undrafted free agent.
DeCicco suffered a sports hernia injury during the first preseason game of the 2012 season and was unable to return to practice as a result.
The Bears will likely reach an injury settlement with DeCicco which means he won'...
The Chicago Bears came into training camp with few question marks. Now, there's a big one.
Brian Urlacher's nagging knee injury cast a cloud over a team that's aiming high after an offseason makeover. The Bears believe they have the talent and depth to make a big run after being derailed by injuries last year, but losing the eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker would be a...
Throughout the 2012 season, This Given Sunday will examine the biggest injury questions before each week of the NFL season. With the preseason thankfully behind us, it's time to examine the most important injury concerns heading into Week 1. These are superstar players who have battled preseason knocks, faced a history of sitting on the sidelines, and attempting comebacks from...