With Brian Urlacher's mother passing away, the Bears are obviously going to give the star linebacker as much time as he needs to grieve before returning to the team.

But, Chicago Tribune Bears beat writer, Brad Biggs, is hearing that Urlacher plans to play Sunday against the Saints in New Orleans:

Even if Urlacher intends to play at the moment, that could obviously change in an extremely emotional situation like this.

If Urlacher decides against playing, undrafted rookie Dom DeCicco is next in line on the depth chart at the middle linebacker position. However, the Bears would unlikely be comfortable with putting him into that situation so soon, especially against the Saints' elite offense. So, they would likely choose to move starting strongside linebacker, Nick Roach, to middle linebacker for this game, and put backup linebacker Brian Iwuh at the starting strongside spot.

We'll keep you updated as more news about this comes.

Source: Brad Biggs

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