As there’s talk of the Bears backing off any pursuit of Plaxico Burress, LB Brian Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune he would have been open to the team adding the free-agent wide receiver, but he was surprised to hear the move was really being considered:
- “I was surprised when I heard they were going after him at all because as a player, I [know there will be] some type of suspension,” Urlacher said Thursday during a break at his football camp.
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to discipline Burress for unresolved weapons charges after Burress shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The Bears considered meeting with him but decided Burress’ off-the-field baggage was too much to overlook.
Other stories of note from Friday:
- Steelers WR Santonio Holmes is confident Pittsburgh will be back in the Super Bowl.
- Those Brett Favre Vikings jerseys aren’t available quite yet.