Bears' Urlacher says he could be out for rest of year

  • Updated: December 5, 2012 - 12:06 AM
hide

Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bears beat the Titans 51-20.

Photo: Joe Howell, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Linebacker Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning he might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.

In an interview Tuesday with FOX Chicago, Urlacher said doctors tell him he could be out "two to four weeks, three, could be four." The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported earlier in the day that he was expected to miss three games and possibly the rest of the regular season because of a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Urlacher came up lame in coverage on the second-to-last snap Sunday in an overtime loss to Seattle. The Bears (8-4) have four games left, starting this week at Minnesota. Urlacher's contract is expiring, meaning he might not suit up for them again.

Ex-Viking suspended

Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

The suspension, announced Tuesday, begins immediately. He will miss the rest of the regular season. Griffin, 30, signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Redskins in March after six seasons with the Vikings, four of them as a starter before ACL injuries in both knees slowed him.

Starr collapses, is OK

Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr collapsed during a speech in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday. Conference organizers said he appears to be OK.

The Packers great finished speaking at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority conference, then collapsed on stage. Authority spokesman Kevin Fischer said Starr then sat up and said he was fine.

Belcher's last night

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher spent part of early Saturday at a woman's apartment and stayed until 6:30 a.m. before going home, killing his longtime girlfriend and later himself, Kansas City police said Tuesday.

Police officers had contact with Belcher outside the apartment building about 2:50 a.m. after getting a report of a suspicious car that had been in the parking lot for about two hours with its lights on. Officers found the car, and saw a man sleeping in the driver's seat. They woke the man -- later identified as Belcher -- and asked what he was doing. He said he was waiting for his girlfriend who lived in the building, said police spokesman Darin Snapp.

He made a call from his cell phone, Snapp said, and a short time later, a woman let him inside the building. Police left because Belcher had no outstanding warrants and had committed no crimes. He was very cooperative, Snapp said.

A woman who lives at the apartment building confirmed to the Kansas City Star that Belcher had stayed at her apartment, on a couch. She said the woman who Belcher was trying to visit was asleep. That's why Belcher couldn't reach her.

Injury news

Left tackle Jake Long was placed on injured reserve by the Dolphins because of a left triceps injury. ... New England receiver and punt returner Julian Edelman is out for the season after suffering a foot injury Sunday against Miami. ... Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Tawill will miss at least two weeks because of a fractured right ankle.

NEWS SERVICES

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Team Irvin 32 FINAL
Team Carter 28
Portland 6:30 PM
Brooklyn
Sacramento 6:30 PM
New York
Philadelphia 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Minnesota 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Orlando 7:00 PM
Memphis
Boston 8:00 PM
Utah
Denver 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Army 6:00 PM
American Univ
Wright State 6:00 PM
Detroit
Syracuse 6:00 PM
North Carolina
Cleveland State 6:00 PM
Oakland
Delaware State 6:00 PM
NC Central
High Point 6:00 PM
Presbyterian
Howard 6:30 PM
Bethune-Cookman
Coppin State 6:30 PM
NC A&T
Nicholls 6:30 PM
Northwestern St
Hampton 6:30 PM
SC State
Gardner-Webb 7:00 PM
Campbell
MD-Eastern Shore 7:00 PM
Florida A&M
Stephen F Austin 7:00 PM
Lamar
Central Arkansas 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Norfolk State 7:00 PM
Savannah State
TX A&M-CC 7:00 PM
SE Louisiana
Sam Houston St 7:00 PM
Abilene Christian
McNeese State 7:00 PM
Incarnate Word
Milwaukee 7:05 PM
Valparaiso
Alcorn State 7:30 PM
Alabama A&M
Southern U 7:30 PM
Alabama State
Prairie View 8:00 PM
Ark-Pine Bluff
Texas 8:00 PM
Iowa State
Texas Southern 8:00 PM
Miss Valley St
Senior-North 34 FINAL
Senior-South 13
Long Island 2:00 PM
Bryant
Central Conn St 2:00 PM
St Francis-NY
Fairleigh Dickinson 2:30 PM
Sacred Heart
St Francis-PA 3:00 PM
Wagner
Delaware State 3:00 PM
NC Central
Howard 4:30 PM
Bethune-Cookman
Coppin State 4:30 PM
NC A&T
Hampton 4:30 PM
SC State
Norfolk State 4:45 PM
Savannah State
MD-Eastern Shore 5:00 PM
Florida A&M
Samford 5:00 PM
Chattanooga
Prairie View 5:00 PM
Ark-Pine Bluff
Alcorn State 5:30 PM
Alabama A&M
Southern U 5:30 PM
Alabama State
Texas Southern 5:30 PM
Miss Valley St
(10) Texas A&M 6:00 PM
(1) South Carolina
Robert Morris 6:00 PM
Mount St Marys
East Tenn St 6:00 PM
Mercer
Wofford 6:00 PM
Furman
Morehead St 6:00 PM
Tenn Tech
Saint Peters 6:00 PM
Rider
Illinois 6:00 PM
Michigan
Quinnipiac 0 Postponed
Manhattan 0
(18) Miss State 8:00 PM
Auburn
(16) Nebraska 8:00 PM
(20) Iowa
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who will win the Super Bowl?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close