Per a story in the Chicago Sun-Times, Brian Urlacher will not be at the Bears’ team activities this weekend, voluntary or otherwise, as his contract dispute drags on. Last year, when Lance Briggs skipped, Urlacher wore Briggs’ number 55 as a sign of solidarity. Briggs says he’ll return the favor this year, wearing Urlacher’s signature 54.
Says Briggs: “I probably will [wear No. 54]. But when I do things, coaches say ‘Go back in and change.’ I don’t have as much pull [as Urlacher].
If Urlacher had so much pull, don’t you think he’d be at this mandatory minicamp with a new contract?