Injuries sideline Warrick Holdman

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears will be without weakside linebacker Warrick Holdman, the club's leading tackler, for at least two weeks with a sprained left ankle and left knee.

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Urlacher gets long-term deal from Bears

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Brian Urlacher, who has been hailed as the Chicago Bears' next greatest linebacker, Wednesday signed a long-term contract with the team.

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Pro Bowl Starters

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Starting lineups for the 2003 Pro Bowl, to be played Feb. 2 in Honolulu.

Carolina 24, Chicago 14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Dee Brown rushed for two touchdowns and Rodney Peete threw for a score Sunday to carry the Carolina Panthers past the Chicago Bears, 24-14.

Pro Bowl Rosters

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Fiedler back for Monday night for Miami

MIAMI, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Jay Fielder will be back quarterback Monday night when the Miami Dolphins host the Chicago Bears.

New England 33, Chicago 30

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- After having an interception overturned by replay, Tom Brady capped a huge comeback Sunday by throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to David Patten with 20 seconds

Philadelphia 19, Chicago 13

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Using a smothering defense in the second half and four field goals by David Akers after intermission, the Philadelphia Eagles recorded a 19-13 victory over the

Dolphins hope Williams helps against Jets

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Two-time 1,000-yard rusher Ricky Williams will try to help the Miami Dolphins (2-0) snap an eight-game losing streak against the New York Jets (1-1) Sunday whil

McDonald's recalls bobble head dolls

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- McDonald's Corp. recalled about 100,000 Chicago Bears bobble head dolls Wednesday because the paint on the figurines may contain high levels of lead.

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The mega-marketer McDonald's is cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in the recall of some popular bobble-head toys designed to look like to NFL players.
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NFC North Capsules

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Bears sign Mike Caldwell

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 15 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears Friday agreed to terms with free agent outside linebacker Mike Caldwell on a multi-year contract.
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Brian Urlacher
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper (11) during the third quarter, October 16, 2005, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears won 28-3. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Brian Keith Urlacher (pronounced /ˈɜrlækər/) (born May 25, 1978) is an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He attended the University of New Mexico, where he was one of the school's most decorated athletes. In addition to setting multiple university records, Urlacher earned consideration for the Jim Thorpe Award and Heisman Trophy during his senior year. He started his professional career with Bears as the ninth overall selection in 2000 NFL Draft.

Urlacher has since established himself as one of the league's most productive defensive players. After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, he has been elected to seven Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005. His playing style, accomplishments and reputation have made him one of the team's most popular players. Urlacher has also been spokesperson for several companies. Sega Sports selected Urlacher to appear on the cover of NFL 2K3, while other companies, such as Nike, McDonald's, Old Spice, and Vitamin Water, have featured him in several television advertisements and promotions.

Brian Urlacher was born to Bradley and Lavoyda Urlacher in Pasco, Washington. After his parents separated, Lavoyda raised Urlacher and his siblings in Lovington, New Mexico. He spent his youth immersed in sports, and developed an interest in football, basketball, and later table tennis he graduated from Lovington High School in 1995. While his mother worked several jobs to keep her family afloat, Urlacher spent his teenage years playing sports for Lovington High School and training in weight rooms. The training helped Urlacher gain the speed, stamina, and strength he would need to solidify his football career.

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