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Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 11/12/1980
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College Arizona
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 4th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
103 2 2

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Chicago Bears, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. 

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Bears OT J’Marcus Webb was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday evening.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman opened media availability at the NFL Combine and discussed his preparation for the 2013 season.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Bears terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox, the team announced Tuesday.

Bears would be silly to let Hester become next Jacoby Jones

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Devin Hester wants a fresh start, somewhere other than Chicago. After watching what Jacoby Jones did after leaving Houston, the Bears need to keep Hester.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
New Bears coach Marc Trestman comes in with a plan and appears to be prepared. But will he be able to deliver a winner in Chicago?

Coaching changes don't bode well for Urlacher returning

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The departure of several of Lovie Smith’s defensive assistants increases the probability that longtime Bears MLB Brian Urlacher won’t return in 2013.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Bears added to their new coaching staff on Friday, hiring Mel Tucker as defensive coordinator, the team confirmed.

Bears add Cavanaugh, Peete to staff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.

Kromer, DeCamillis to join Trestman's staff

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will reunite with Marc Trestman and join the Bears as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Bears hire Trestman as new head coach

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 6:03 a.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Report: Bears WR Marshall to undergo procedure on hip

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Bears WR Brandon Marshall will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip, according to ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright.

Chiefs add Toub to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday the hiring of Dave Toub as the team's new special-teams coordinator.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Briggs unloaded on the Packers a day after teammate Brandon Marshall did the same thing, saying he's no fan of Green Bay and that Jermichael Finley is "an idiot."||||||| Marshall went off on Wednesday, saying he's never disliked a team as much as the Packers. Briggs backed that up a day later, saying his feelings are "very similar." He really took issue with Finley for telling FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Bears might be better off with linebacker Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury. The Packers tight end was quoted as saying Chicago is not "losing too much if he's out." Briggs responded, "He's an idiot."
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns - their second in six days - and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.||||||| Briggs and Tillman became the first teammates in NFL history to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive weeks.
Posted Oct. 02, 2012
Briggs returned an INT 74 yards for a score in Monday's 34-18 win over Dallas.||||||| It was Briggs' first interception return for a TD since 2005.
Posted April 11, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Lance Briggs, keeping the Pro Bowl linebacker through the 2014 season. The Bears announced the deal on Wednesday. Financial terms were not immediately released.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract at the start of last season, but the Bears wouldn't budge. With three years left on a six-year, $36 million contract, general manager Jerry Angelo basically told Briggs at the time to leave him alone when the linebacker asked for permission to seek a trade if he couldn't get a renegotiated deal before the season. Angelo was fired after an 8-8 finish and he has been replaced by Phil Emery.
Posted Oct. 19, 2011
Briggs says a gap between players and management is affecting team morale. Briggs tells Comcast SportsNet Chicago "there's a big transition going on right now in Chicago" and that "players and the management are not seeing eye-to-eye on a lot of different issues and a lot of different players' situations." He made the comments Tuesday for a show that airs Thursday night.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract before the season. Running back Matt Forte wants a new deal, and safety Chris Harris requested a trade before Tuesday's deadline after being held out of last week's game against Minnesota. Briggs says the issues take "away from wanting to go out on the field and just play."

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