Brian Urlacher returns to the Bears

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Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to Halas Hall in Chicago Thursday for the first time since his mother passed away.

It’s unclear if and when he’ll leave the team again for any services, but his presence on Thursday indicates he will likely play in Sunday’s game. Bears teammates have said they expect Urlacher to face the Saints.

Our thoughts go out to the entire Urlacher family.  Lavoyda Lenard, Urlacher’s mother, was 51 years old.