With Urlacher’s health still in question, Bears add linebacking depth


Despite the fact that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has returned to camp, he still isn’t practicing.  Thus, the team is making plans for the possibility of an ongoing inability to practice and play, adding a pair of linebackers on Saturday.

Joining the team are Xavier Adibi and K.C. Asiodu.

Adibi, a middle linebacker who has played for the Texans and Vikings, entered the league as a fourth-round draft pick from Virginia in 2008.  Minnesota claimed Adibi on waivers last September, after he was released by the Texans, who were switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4.  He started five games as a rookie and three in 2010, before appearing in only four games last year.

Asiodu has played for the Rams and Saints, primarily on special teams.  He was out of football last season after being cut by the Packers.

The Bears also added defensive end Aston Whiteside and waived defensive end Ronnie Cameron and cornerback Jeremy Ware.