Barring some type of a miraculous recovery, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher wasn’t going to play again this year.
And now, even if Ernest Angley lays hands on Urlacher’s wrist, Urlacher won’t be playing for the entire season.
The Bears have placed Urlacher on injured reserve.
The also have announced the addition of linebacker Tim Shaw. If you’ve never heard of Tim Shaw, then your assumption that they’re not done signing linebackers is accurate.
For Urlacher, it’s only the second time in his career during which he’ll play in fewer than 16 games. Five years ago, injuries limited Urlacher to nine games.