If it's up to Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher [[ ur-LOCK-er ]], he is playing on Sunday's season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Urlacher told WFLD-Channel 32's "The Final Word" that he knee isn't the same and never will be, but he is playing this weekend. The Bears middle linebacker has reportedly undergone multiple procedures on his left knee, which has forced him to miss the team's entire offseason program and most of training camp. Urlacher sprained the MCL and PCL in his knee during the Bears' 2011 regular-season finale.
The Chicago Bears have signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a 1-year contract and waived DT Brian Price.
Okoye, the 10th overall pick by the Texans in 2007's draft, played for the Bears last season and had four sacks. He signed a 1-year, $2 million contract with Tampa Bay during the offseason, had arthroscopic knee surgery in June and reached an injury settlement Friday.
The Bears had acquired Price from Tampa Bay in July for a 2013 draft pick. But he struggled coming off a leg injury and sustained a head injury in the final preseason game. Price's sister died in a car accident in May and he and his wife decided to adopt his sister's children.
A second-round pick in 2010, Price, 23, played in 20 games with the Bucs, producing 27 tackles and three sacks.