Join the club: Brian Urlacher is bored

You know how we're filling our time during the lockout. But how are NFL players doing it?

Some are pursuing record deals. Others are reading poetry. And some are bored.

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher freely admitted to the latter condition during an appearance Thursday on ESPN 1000. Urlacher said he has been working out from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day -- and that's about it.

"I get up every morning to work out and then I'm bored," Urlacher said. "I hang out with my kids or play golf or something. Just trying to pass the time."

Urlacher is among those who are optimistic that the NFL and its players can reach a new collective bargaining agreement in time to open training camps by the end of next month. He said the Bears' organizational stability should prove an advantage during this truncated offseason, and that a full camp should give the Bears more than enough time to catch up.

Listen to the entire interview over on ESPNChicago.com.