Eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't follow the fallout from the Jay Cutler-J'Marcus Webb bumping incident during the Packers game because he didn't consider it newsworthy.
"I didn't pay attention to it locally or nationally," Urlacher said. "Everyone was asking me about it, but I still haven't seen what happened, and I don't really care what happened. Whatever happened, it's over with now. We've moved on. It doesn't seem to be an issue.
"Someone told me there is a mutiny against Jay in our locker room. If there was, I didn't know about it. I guess we were supposed to be mad at him. But things happen on the sideline. That's just the way it goes. People get mad. I've gotten in spats with coaches and players as well. It happens. It's going to happen in the NFL. People get (teed) off, and sometimes we do things we shouldn't do. It happened."
Urlacher said minor disturbances between teammates are part of the game and are forgotten much more quickly in the locker room than in the media.
"It's just like a fight in practice," Urlacher said. "Who cares? You guys probably see us fight in training camp every year. So what? After the practice is over, you're in the locker room, you're buddies again. It's not a big deal.
"You lose your emotions out there sometimes, and you get mad, but when it's over with, it's over with.
We spend a lot of time around each other, so we better get rid of it real quick. It's going to be a long season if we don't."
Making it count:
Third-year defensive end Corey Wootton is well on his way to the most productive season of his three-year NFL career, which has been sidetracked by knee and hand injuries. The only sack of his previous two seasons was the one that ended Brett Favre's career at the tail end of 2010.
"I think I've done a pretty good job so far," said the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder who holds the Northwestern record with 49 career starts. "But I'm always looking to improve on the little details and getting more pressure.
"My goal all off-season was just to get healthy and show them what I can do. So far I've been able to do that and get a little more playing time."
Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs said the potential interception he dropped against the Packers hasn't left any lasting emotional scars.
"No, I don't have any nightmares about the pass," Briggs said, grinning sheepishly. "It was a layup pass. Sometimes, when a pass is coming at you, and it's right where you want it to be, you think it's too good to be true. That's something that I can't let happen anymore. I shamed myself."
It's a process:
In the season opener, Brian Urlacher played slightly more than a half and had 2 tackles. In Week 2, he went the distance and had 11 tackles, including 8 solos, including a couple of impact hits.
"The more I'm out there, the better I'm going to get," he said. "I didn't have training camp, as we all know. The more I practice, the better off I'll be, just seeing things and kind of getting back into it. I expect to get better every week."
Running back Matt Forte (sprained ankle) and linebacker Brian Urlacher (knee) did not practice Thursday.
Forte is not expected to play Sunday, while Urlacher's day off was a regular part of the maintenance program following his knee surgery.