Chicago Bears' Urlacher Will Never Be Fully Healthy and Other NFC North News
I've said this before, but it bears (no pun intended) repeating—if he isn't 100-percent healed, do NOT let him play.
It's really very simple for the team. They need him late in the season. His knee may never be the same again, but it could be worse if he plays this Sunday and isn't healthy or ready to go.
Of course, Urlacher wants to go—he's in a contract year. However it won't help the team late in the season to lose him, and it won't really help him make another good contract if he comes back and blows his knee the rest of the way out.
Before this mishandling—and make no mistake, it has been mishandled—of his knee ended with him having late preseason surgery, I felt that Urlacher could have maybe two more seasons in him.
If he isn't careful with his knee, though, he might not even have two games left.
The Bears need to take a firm hand with him and make sure he's ready to go during the last push to the playoffs.
Dan Pompei of the Tribune points out that with Ulracher's issues, it's nice for the team to have Lance Briggs locked up.
Finally, the Sun-Times Sean Jensen reports that re-signed Amobi Akoye is a bit upset with Bucs coach Greg Schiano.
B/R's Will Grant grades out the entire Bears final roster.
B/R's Matt Bowen tells you why Matt Stafford will win the MVP this year.
B/R's Aaron Nagler has a great interview with Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews at The Go Route.
Greg Jennings says this could be the last year for him in Green Bay, according to Tom Silverstein.
Over at the Daily Norseman, Chris Gates says that Adrian Peterson will be limited, if he sees much time at all.
Judd Zulgad gives a little love to the bubble guys who made the roster Friday at 1500 ESPN.
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