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Players to Watch: Urlacher, Vasher

LB Brian Urlacher (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Can Brian Urlacher get back to the way he used to be, when he was an annual candidate for Defensive Player of the Year? After two straight injury-riddled seasons, will Nathan Vasher in any way remind us he was once known as "The Interceptor"? Get the Inside Slant from the NFL experts at

PLAYERS TO WATCH LB Brian Urlacher: At 31 years old and entering his 10th NFL season, can Urlacher recapture the form that got him voted to six Pro Bowls in a seven-year stretch from 2000-06? The Bears certainly seem to think so. And it's not as if the 6-4, 258-pound middle linebacker has fallen on hard times in the past two years. He missed out on the trip to Hawaii in 2007, but he led the Bears... Recommended Stories