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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 place RB Bush on I.R., re-sign RB Bell

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Bears placed RB Michael Bush on injured reserve with a rib injury and re-signed RB Kahlil Bell.

Bears place DT Toeaina on I.R.

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Bears placed DT Matt Toeaina on injured reserve and elevated OT Cory Brandon to the active roster from the practice squad.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Attention shifting to Bears GM Emery

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
It may be only a couple weeks before Phil Emery makes his biggest decision yet as general manager.

Packers hang on to beat Bears, clinch division

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Packers clinched their second straight division crown with a 21-13 victory over their archrivals Sunday - at Soldier Field, no less.

Report: Cutler has sprained MCL

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to start on Sunday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported late Thursday evening.

Bears re-sign DT Okoye

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Key matchup: Packers secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
PFW matches up the Packers’ secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall in the battle for first place in the NFC North this Sunday.

Bears place Gould, McManis, Steltz on I.R.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
The Bears placed PK Robbie Gould (calf), CB Sherrick McManis (knee) and S Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Peterson, Vikings run over Bears

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Bears defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.

Report: Bears MLB Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games with a hamstring injury, according to Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure.

Bears sign LB DeCicco

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Bears signed LB Dom DeCicco to a two-year contract on Tuesday and waived/injured LB Patrick Trahan.

Behind scenes of a live NFL radio broadcast

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
After working in the booth during Sunday's Seahawks-Bears game, Arthur Arkush takes you behind the scenes of a national NFL radio broadcast.

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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