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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

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Getting on board with Bears GM Emery

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush has a good vibe about the Bears after GM Phil Emery’s New Years’ Day press conference.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Bears fire Lovie Smith

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith, the team announced on Monday.

Bears hang on, defeat Lions 26-24

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown, and the Bears kept their playoff hopes alive - for now - with a 26-24 win over the Lions.

Bears add RB Unga, waive Ozougwu

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
The Bears elevated RB Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

Will Bears keep Pro Bowl CB tandem together for long?

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Bears CBs Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings are not young players any more, but they are not getting any cheaper with age.

Key matchup: Bears defense vs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s meeting between the Bears and Lions.

Bears sign S Nolan

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher. 

Bears waive WR Sanzenbacher

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Bears waived second-year WR Dane Sanzenbacher on Monday, the team announced.

Bears LS Mannelly signs extension

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The Bears announced a one-year extension for LS Patrick Mannelly on Monday. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Bears 'D' scores twice in win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense scored two touchdowns and the Bears beat the Cardinals 28-13 on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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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