Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
Posted: 10:45 p.m.
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According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Brian Urlacher plans on playing against New Orleans on Sunday.
"The situation is very delicate, obviously, but I am told Brian Urlacher plans on playing for Bears Sunday at Saints," Biggs said via Twitter late Wednesday night.
Urlacher's mother, Lavoyda passed away of natural causes at the age of 51. Urlacher issued a statement Wednesday on his mother's passing, "My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest. This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you."
Williams shows his support for Urlacher
Several teammates showed their support for their team leader. Roy Williams said, "My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family, but he's the emotional leader of this football team, so we've got his back."
If Urlacher isn't able to go against the Saints, it's expected that rookie Dom DeCicco or veteran Nick Roach will shift over to the middle linebacker spot.
On Wednesday, Urlacher was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Falcons. Urlacher recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. He also tied for the team lead with 10 tackles and made a diving interception off Atlanta quarterback, Matt Ryan.
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