The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.14.11)

September 14th, 2011 - 6:17 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 14, 2011, including the death of Brian Urlacher’s mother, what the Bears hope to improve against the Saints, and injury updates.

Bears want to shed red zone woes vs Saints (The Canadian Press)
Wed Sep 14 17:43:09 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Avoiding another red zone rut remains high on the priority list of quarterback Jay Cutler and the Chicago …

Urlacher leaves Bears after mother’s death (The Canadian Press)
Wed Sep 14 17:38:10 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother.

Bears LB Urlacher leaves team after mother’s death (AP)
Wed Sep 14 17:26:29 2011
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother. Urlacher’s mother, Lavoyda, died …

Drew Brees says Saints prepare as if Brian Urlacher will play
Wed Sep 14 17:07:07 2011
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said his team is planning on Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher to play on …

Brian Urlacher Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Wed Sep 14 16:52:26 2011
LAKE FOREST, IL – Bears LB Brian Urlacher has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles, one …

Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Mourns the Death of his Mother
Wed Sep 14 16:45:57 2011
Sadly, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher’s mother unexpectedly passed away in her Arizona home on Monday. Lavoyda …

Bears hopeful grieving Urlacher will play vs. Saints
Wed Sep 14 16:31:41 2011
Brian Urlacher did not practice Wednesday and probably won’t on Thursday after leaving the team to spend time with his family …

Jay Cutler Primed for a Big Season
Wed Sep 14 16:24:40 2011
Many would say that Jay Cutler has not lived up to what it was the Bears traded away to get him back in 2009. After a mediocre …

Kreutz’s passion impresses New Orleans
Wed Sep 14 15:52:29 2011
<!–photo1–>LAKE FOREST, Ill. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton shared a story Wednesday about newly acquired …

Lovie Smith hopeful Marion Barber can play vs. Saints
Wed Sep 14 15:52:14 2011
Bears running back Marion Barber practiced Wednesday and coach Lovie Smith said he is hopeful that Barber and wide receiver Sam …

Tice: Garza won’t shift to G if Louis out
Wed Sep 14 15:45:23 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Switching Roberto Garza from center back to right guard is not an option Chicago Bears offensive line …

Harris, Louis join Williams on sidelines at Bears practice
Wed Sep 14 15:36:00 2011
Receiver Roy Williams, nursing a groin injury, wasn’t the only Chicago Bears player sidelined Wednesday: Safety Chris Harris …

Meriweather: I wasn’t part of alleged rape
Wed Sep 14 15:33:27 2011
Chicago Bears safety Brandon Meriweather said Wednesday he had no involvement in an alleged rape that occurred over the summer …

Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag
Wed Sep 14 14:55:00 2011
The Tribune’s Bears columnist tackles questions about Jay Cutler’s long-ball capabilities,Olin Kreutz’s value, new fullback …

Brian Urlacher’s mother, Lavoyda, passes away
Wed Sep 14 14:34:21 2011
We, at BGO, would like to send our condolences to Brian Urlacher and his family for the sudden passing of his mother Lavoyda.  …

Bears’ Gabe Carimi can look to Jimbo Covert for help at Superdome
Wed Sep 14 14:32:33 2011
This week rookie tackle Gabe Carimi will be playing his …

Meriweather won’t elaborate on relationship with rape suspect
Wed Sep 14 14:27:00 2011
Bears safety Brandon Meriweather attempted to distance himself on Wednesday from a criminal case involving a man accused of …

Barber back at practice after calf injury
Wed Sep 14 14:25:50 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since …

Meriweather declines to discuss alleged rape at his home
Wed Sep 14 13:50:00 2011
Chicago Bears safety Brandon Meriweather declined Wednesday to discuss any details of the situation involving an alleged rape …

Urlacher leaves team after mother’s death
Wed Sep 14 12:54:27 2011
LAKE FOREST (AP) — Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother.

Why the Bears should start veteran Chris Spencer vs. Saints
Wed Sep 14 12:20:06 2011
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: As a rookie starter with the Bears in …

Urlacher Leaves Team for Personal Matters, How Long Will He Be Out?
Wed Sep 14 10:54:51 2011
The Bears may be without Brian Urlacher this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. ESPN has reported that MLB Brian Urlacher …

Urlacher uncertain for Sunday after mother’s death
Wed Sep 14 00:03:00 2011
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother, the team announced Wednesday.