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With Sunday Looming, Urlacher ‘Not Yet Up To Speed’

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Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) With the Bears season-opener less than three days away, linebacker Brian Urlacher isn’t yet in game shape.

Urlacher is working to recover from arthroscopic surgery he underwent on August 14.

“No, I’m not up to speed,” Urlacher told the Tribune on Thursday. “I know the defense well, but I’ve got to get my technique down and work on some things. But I’m practicing, still. That’s all that really matters to me.

“I’ll get it down. The more I’m out there, the more reps I see, I’ll get better.”

Though he’s not quite 100 percent, Urlacher intends to play his usual amount of snaps Sunday and isn’t worried about the Colts taking cheap shots.

“I’m not worried about it,” Urlacher said. “We’ll run our Cover-2 if we have to and see what happens. If they want to test me, I’ll have more chances to make plays then.”

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