Coach Lovie Smith says the Chicago Bears are still evaluating injuries to linebacker Brian Urlacher and several other players in Sundays overtime loss to Seattle.
Smith seemed to indicate Monday that Urlacher pulled a hamstring on the games final drive. Urlacher told a Chicago TV station he was simply sore.
Either way, the Bears (8-4) are banged-up.
They had already lost guard Lance Louis to a season-ending knee injury in the previous game and ruled out Devin Hester (concussion) and guard Chris Spencer (knee) during the week. They lost a few more players in a 23-17 loss to Seattle.
Safety Chris Conte (illness) and receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) left the game, and cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) was injured on the final drive.
Lions lose WR
Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will need another knee operation after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Sundays loss to Indianapolis, according to coach Jim Schwartz.
He also tore an ACL while he was a senior at Oklahoma, but that was in his left knee.
Around the league
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter under center as his team prepares for Sundays home game with the Miami. Defensive line coach Jim Washburn was fired by Philadelphia, and coach Andy Reid says rookie Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback even when Michael Vick returns from a concussion. Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier says he is sticking with Christian Ponder as the teams starting quarterback.
Jets coach Rex Ryan is undecided who will start at quarterback Sunday: Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy or Tim Tebow.
Carolina placed backup safety Sherrod Martin on injured reserve after he injured the ACL and MCL in his right knee. Buffalo center Eric Wood expects to miss between two and four weeks after tearing a ligament in his left knee.