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>>Urlacher Returns Home After Mother's Death

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team after the sudden death of his mother.  The Bears issued a statement saying Urlacher's mother passed away Monday at her home in Texas.  Urlacher has been excused to be with his family and his status for Sunday's game at New Orleans has not yet been determined.

>>Urlacher Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

(New York, NY)  --  Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.  Urlacher spearheaded a Chicago defense that kept the high-powered Atlanta Falcons out of the end zone in a 30-12 win on Sunday.  He led the Bears with 10 tackles and added an interception while also returning a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown.  The 12th-year veteran from New Mexico earned his sixth weekly honor and first since the 2004 season.

>>Bradford Practices With Special Glove

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Rams quarterback Sam Bradford practiced yesterday wearing a special glove.  The glove is designed to increase blood flow after the second-year signal-caller suffered a bruised index finger in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Eagles.  He's expected to play when the Rams travel to the Meadowlands for a "Monday Night Football" matchup against the New York Giants.

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