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Bears' Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

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Bears' Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

CHICAGO (AP) Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning the linebacker might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.

In an interview Tuesday with FOX Chicago, Urlacher said doctors told him he could be out ``two to four weeks, three, could be four.'' The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported earlier in the day that he was expected to miss three games and possibly the rest of the regular season because of a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Urlacher, who has an expiring contract, came up lame in coverage on the second-to-last snap of Sunday's overtime loss to Seattle. The eight-time Pro Bowl player said ``100 percent, yes,'' he expects to be ready for the postseason, assuming they make it.

That's not quite a given at the moment, even though they're tied with Green Bay for the NFC North lead at 8-4. A win at Minnesota this week would go a long way toward securing a spot, but with four games left, they still have some work to do.

Their only remaining home game is against the Packers, and after that, they travel to Arizona and Detroit. They've been banged up lately and dropped three of four, so the Bears are hardly peaking at the moment.

With an uncertain future in Chicago, it's possible Urlacher has played his final down for the Bears.

``I do not think that's going to happen,'' he told the TV station. ``But, if it does, I have had a really good and long career so I would be sad, but I would not be crushed.''

He's been slowed by a knee injury this year and clearly isn't as explosive.

Now, he's dealing with the hamstring issue.

Without Urlacher, Nick Roach figures to move from strong side to middle linebacker with Geno Hayes likely starting at strong side linebacker.

The Bears also signed linebacker Dom DeCicco to a two-year deal Tuesday to add depth at the position. He appeared in in all 16 games for Chicago last season and finished second on the team with 17 special teams tackles.

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Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant latest athlete to show support of Red Wolves name

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant latest athlete to show support of Red Wolves name

Another big name athlete. Another endorsement of the proposed Red Wolves name. 

Lather, rinse, repeat. 

Today's participant was Brooklyn Nets star, and Prince George's county native, Kevin Durant. Durant left a comment on the No. 1 Instagram fanpage of Washington football.

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@dcsportsxp brought the ice on this #Redwolves concept!

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If you take a deep dive through the comments section you'll see @Easymoneysniper (Durant's Instagram handle) comment "🔥🔥🔥🔥."

For the older generation less familiar with emojis, the fire is used as a term of endearment as to say, "that's hot," or "that's cool." 

Washington's QB Dwayne Haskins was the latest to comment under one of the Red Wolves concept posts with his approval.

"Not gone hold you. I can fw this," Haskins said. For those confused, that's a good thing.

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Speculation could evolve into reality pretty soon as reports surfaced Saturday that an announcement of a name change could be coming in "the next few days."

No matter what the name is chosen, we're fairly certain more players will be taking to social media with their reactions. 

Just a hunch.

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Chase Young shares IG story that he may be the top the Top Rated Rookie in Madden 21

Chase Young shares IG story that he may be the top the Top Rated Rookie in Madden 21

Washington's first round pick Chase Young has already made his mark on the football world this offseason without even playing a single snap yet -- from being selected to the Big Ten Network's All-Decade team, to defying gravity in his latest workout, Young hasn't failed to impress. 

All of that hard work hasn't come without reward as it seems as though Young will be the highest rated rookie in the upcoming Madden 21 video game. 

Take a look.

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While this hasn't officially been announced by Madden, it honestly makes the most sense if we're being completely honest.

Young got a hold of this report and shared it on his Instagram story. It's fair to say he's happy with it.

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