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Bears' Hillenmeyer out with rib injury

Updated: September 28, 2009, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The dominoes behind star linebacker Brian Urlacher kept falling. Yet fill-in Nick Roach and the Bears' defense stood tall when they had to.

Chicago finished Sunday's 25-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks down to its third middle linebacker. Hunter Hillenmeyer got hurt two weeks after the Bears lost Urlacher, their six-time Pro Bowl selection and defensive leader, to a season-ending wrist injury.

Hillenmeyer, a seventh-year veteran, left in the third quarter with ...

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