When training camp opened, coach Lovie Smith said the team wouldn't hold Urlacher back at all in camp.
"We're cautious with players when they're not fit and full-speed ready to go," Smith said more than a week ago, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "But once we get them out there, we're never trying to take out any of our players in practice."
At this point, Urlacher has no desire to undergo further surgery on his knee. This could be a problem that doesn't go away.