Grieving Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is expected to play Sunday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans, according to a local report.
"My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest," Urlacher said in a statement. "This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you."
Urlacher's status at Sunday's game previously was uncertain, but a Chicago Tribune writer said he was told the linebacker would suit up after all.