LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -The Chicago Bears and linebacker Brian Urlacher agreed to a contract extension through the 2012 season, according to published reports.
The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported that the extension is worth $18 million, including a $6 million signing bonus. The Bears declined to confirm the deal.
Players were scheduled to report to training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on Tuesday. The Bears are still looking to sign top draft choice Chris Williams, an offensive tackle.
Urlacher, entering his ninth season, signed a nine-year, $57 million contract in 2003 that would have expired after 2011.
Last season, Urlacher played with an arthritic back condition and also had minor offseason neck surgery. Urlacher, 30, has been selected for the Pro Bowl six times and has 15 career interceptions and 37 1/2 sacks.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Colts Pick Will the Kansas City Chiefs be able to go on the road and maintain their strong offensive play when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Raiders vs. Bucs Pick Will the Raiders and Bucs light up the scoreboard this Sunday when the two teams clash at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Saints Pick Will it be a great offense or a great defense that stands tall when the New Orleans Saints host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Bills Pick With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Bengals Pick The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages