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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

Changes, same problems for Bears' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping this week’s changes to the starting O-line will be the solution to the OL problems they have been struggling with for years.

Bears OG Rachal leaves team for personal reasons

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears OG Chilo Rachal left the team for personal reasons. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Ditka hospitalized after minor stroke

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Former Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Bears sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

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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