The Bears are still holding out hope that linebacker Brian Urlacher can get back in time for this weekend’s finale against the Lions, and tried to get a secret workout in yesterday to gauge his progress.
According to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune, Urlacher was spotted running outside University of Phoenix Stadium prior to Sunday’s win over the Cardinals.
After suffering a hamstring strain late in the Seahawks game, he’s missed the last three starts.
“Chance,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said of Urlacher playing this week. “I would just say he is making a lot of improvement
“We didn’t want to let anyone see him running out there, but I know he is feeling pretty good about where he is. If he’s ready to go, good. If not, Nick Roach is doing a great job.”
The Bears need a win over the Lions coupled with a Vikings loss or tie, or a tie and a Vikings loss to advance to the playoffs.