Calf injury sidelines Urlacher for third straight practice

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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has missed his third straight practice with a strained left calf, and his status for this week is in question.

The six-time Pro Bowl pick was injured on the opening series in last week's loss to Oakland and did not return. The Bears meet Arizona on Saturday in the third preseason game, a dress rehearsal for the opener with starters usually playing into the second half.

Coach Lovie Smith mostly sidestepped questions about Urlacher on Wednesday, although he did say the injury is "nothing serious." The Bears open the season against Detroit on Sept. 12.

Urlacher, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in last year's opener against Green Bay, did not make himself available to the media on Wednesday.