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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 DE McClellin aims for steady progress

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears DE Shea McClellin told PFW he's no longer dealing with the effects of a concussion and is trying to get better each week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Thrilling win could be turning point for Wilson, Seahawks

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
You can’t help but think this must be a turning point for a young Seahawks squad that finally showed some swagger away from home.

Smith sticks neck out, takes punch in Bears' loss

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Coming off last season’s second-half collapse, the Bears are flirting with another implosion — one that could have franchise-altering consequences.

Seahawks rally for big road win over Bears

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Bears.

Report: Vikings DE Allen fined $21,000

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears promote LB Trahan

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted LB Patrick Trahan from the practice squad to the active roster.

NFL great Jack Pardee ill with cancer

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Jack Pardee, a five-time All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has six to nine months to live.

Bears add OL Gurode, waive DT Okoye

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OG-C Andre Gurode on Tuesday and waived DT Amobi Okoye.

Key matchup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Bears run defense

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears’ run defense Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

Bears place ORG Louis on I.R.

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Bears placed ORG Lance Louis on injured reserve with a knee injury, the team announced Monday.

Bears top Vikings but at costly price

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.

Cutler returns, Bears top Vikings

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Report: Bears QB Cutler will start vs. Vikings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.

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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