Brian Urlacher, the Bears heart and soul on defense, thinks that the Hall of Fame game between the Bears and Rams set for August 7th in Canton, OH will not be played – even if the NFLPA and the owners get the lockout situation done sometime on Thursday.
“I think the Hall of Fame Game is a no-go even if we get it done today,” Urlacher told ESPN’s George Smith, referring to the NFLPA possibly approving a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday. A Bears official told ESPN that the team is still planning to play the game against the St. Louis Rams but “everything is so fluid” it’s just not clear what will happen yet. The official said it’s not up to the team whether to play. The league decides, and that the Bears are just doing their best to prepare, but Urlacher doesn’t understand how everything can get done before that date. “We still have to have time for free agency and all that stuff,” he said. The Bears are scheduled to open training camp Friday, if the league and players can agree to a new deal.