The Chicago Bears Preseason Preview: The Linebackers

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2009 season saw the Bears lose two starting linebackers in the first game of the season.
Both middle linebacker Brian Urlacher and outside linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa went out for the season (Tinoisamoa returned for a short time in the Atlanta game, but was injured again and spent the rest of the season sitting out), leaving the Bears with two holes in their linebacking corps. 
However, the Bears managed to fill these holes with some capable players and keep the linebacking corps together and effective. This proved that the Bears have a lot of depth at the linebacker position and were (and still are) able to overcome problems at the position. Hopefully they won’t have to do that this year, but if there are injuries, they should be able to cover them with the players that they have in reserve.
Returning for another season is middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.  Urlacher is returning from a season-ending wrist injury, and reports say that he is doing well....

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