CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears crosses the goal line for a touchdown after picking up a fumbled ball against the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field on September 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Falcons 30-12. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brian Urlacher Returns To Bears Practice Thursday Following Death Of His Mother

Brian Urlacher left the Chicago Bears to deal with the death of his mother but returned to the team on Thursday.

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Brian Urlacher Returns To Chicago Bears Practice

Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher left the team earlier this week with what was called a family emergency and we later found out that he was mourning the surprise death of his mother

We weren't sure whether he would be back with the team for Sunday's Week 2 game but the Bears confirmed he returned to practice on Thursday

Via Chicago Tribune:

Urlacher was excused from practice Wednesday and his schedule for the remainder of the week remains uncertain. However, a source told the Tribune late Wednesday night that Urlacher plans to play Sunday at New Orleans.

Tough situation for him to deal with his family matter in addition to football.

Check out Windy City Gridiron for more on the Bears. 

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Brian Urlacher Dealing With The Death Of His Mother

This isn't what we wanted to write after news came out on Wednesday morning that Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher left the team to deal with a family emergency.

According to reports, Urlacher is dealing with the death of his mother. Via Jason La Canfora:

Brian Urlacher statement on unexpected passing of his mother: "My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss."

His status for Week 2 is unclear.

Best wishes to the Urlacher and his family.

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Brian Urlacher Leaves Bears For Family Emergency, Week 2 Status Uncertain

Brian Urlacher has left the Chicago Bears to deal with a family emergency, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints in question.

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