Urlacher deactivated

, Last Updated: 5:42 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher missed Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a pulled hamstring, the first time in his NFL career he's been sidelined.

Hunter Hillenmeyer started in Urlacher's place.

Urlacher was held out of Friday's practice after aggravating an injury he initially picked up in training camp. Since becoming Chicago's starting middle linebacker in the third game of his rookie season in 2000, Urlacher had started 64 straight games.


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