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Brian Urlacher reads mean tweets about his new hair

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Brian Urlacher reads mean tweets about his new hair

Brian Urlacher with hair is like Santa Claus without a beard. It just doesn't make sense. 

In his 13 years with the Bears, the former linebacker flaunted a shiny bald head. And now with his new-do for the new year, Urlacher set off on a promotional tour of sorts to show off his sudden hair growth and stopped by CSN to read some "mean tweets" from the internet folk.

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Either we just need to give our eyes some time or look forward to the day Urlacher gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In response to a Twitter user who asked if Urlacher's Hall of Fame bust will have hair or no hair if he lands a spot with the greats, to our heart's content, he said he'd go bald.

"You gotta go the way you played," he said. "If I'm lucky enough to get in, I just gotta be a bald bust." 

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Check out the full video above to see Brian Urlacher respond to mean tweets.

Aaron Lynch misses Bears practice with hamstring injury

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Aaron Lynch misses Bears practice with hamstring injury

The Chicago Bears are thin at outside linebacker after only signing Aaron Lynch to provide a pass rush opposite Leonard Floyd this season. 

Lynch was considered a risky signing in March because of his injury history. He's appeared in only 28 games over the last three years and he's already off to an injured start with the Bears.

Lynch was one of several players to miss Sunday's practice with a hamstring injury, a list that includes fellow starter, Danny Trevathan.

Lynch and Trevathan missed Saturday's practice, too.

Other Bears who sat out on Sunday were Sherrick McManis (hamstring), Daniel Brown (ankle) and Joel Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder). First-round pick Roquan Smith remains a holdout.

Lynch is in a training camp battle with Sam Acho for a starting job and will have to hold off Kylie Fitts and Isaiah Irving as well. The more time he loses to injury, the less and less likely the chances are that he'll become an impact player on defense.

It's still early, and the Bears have an extra week of training camp because of the Hall of Fame game. There's plenty of time for Lynch to get healthy and put this hamstring issue behind him. 

Matt Nagy doesn't care about being a players' coach

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Matt Nagy doesn't care about being a players' coach

Matt Nagy is a few days into his first training camp as an NFL head coach, and while he's earned praise from players up and down the Chicago Bears' roster, he said Sunday after practice that he's not concerned with being a player's coach.

"I don't care about the players' coach part," he said, "but I care that they respect me and our coaches. This isn't going to happen overnight, this is something I'm trying to build with the players.

"There's so much stuff that comes into this. There are little areas where were all growing and that's where I think the respect factor comes in for all coaches."

Nagy won't make any friends with his approach to practicing in bad weather. The first few days of Bears camp have been drenched by rain but Nagy hasn't moved practice indoors. Instead, he wants his team to get used to playing in the elements. Hardly a favor to the players, even if it will prepare them for bad weather games this season.

The Bears will debut Nagy and their new offense on August 2 against the Ravens in the Hall of Fame game. Starters will likely play only one series, if at all.