Angels to get visit from former NFL star Urlacher

Angels to get visit from former NFL star Urlacher

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Former NFL middle linebacker and potential Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher is expected to stop by Tempe Diablo Stadium to visit with the Angels on Friday morning.

Urlacher, a friend of longtime Angels athletic trainer Rick Smith, is an eight-time Pro Bowler who spent his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears. Urlacher, 35, retired at the end of the 2012 season and currently serves as an analyst for FOX Sports 1.

The Angels play their first split squad of the spring that day, hosting the Cubs and traveling to Salt River Fields to take on the Rockies. The Angels aren't sure what Urlacher will be doing in camp.

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