Brian Urlacher returns to Chicago

ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson provides this important update: Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher re-joined the team Thursday following the death of his mother earlier this week.

It's not immediately clear when funeral services will take place for Lavoyda Lenard, who died Monday night. Urlacher left Chicago on Tuesday and missed Wednesday's practice, but it appears he will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

We'll keep you updated and let you know if Urlacher speaks publicly Thursday.