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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

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 16?

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
When a player is being paid as highly as Julius Peppers is, it's tough to make the case that he was worth the price on a day when he is credited with only one tackle.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Bears S Chris Harris and Redskins FB Darrel Young as its Players of the Week.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Forté finishing with a flourish

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Just as it took QB Jay Cutler some time to get a firm grasp of Mike Martz's offense, the same is true for RB Matt Forté. Now that he feels comfortable, he is finishing 2010 in a blaze of ...

Bears win shootout, Jets back in playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.

Bears-Jets prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for for the Bears' run defense on Sunday.

Bears’ success expected to pay off for Smith

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 1:24 a.m. ET
With the Bears having secured not only a playoff berth but the NFC North title as well, some have suggested that there's no doubt Lovie Smith will be rewarded with a longer deal before next season.

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Sanchez set to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Barring a setback, Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday, Rex Ryan said Friday.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan's "D" has been effective at bringing down quarterbacks of late, making at least three sacks in each of the past four games and 14 sacks total during that span, and the Bears' offensive line faces a tough ...

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Devin Hester became the all-time leader in kick returns for touchdowns on Monday night, but the Jets have a pretty dangerous returner, too.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Owners should consider options other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forté this week.

Flashback: Recent Week 16 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 16 contests each of the last five seasons:

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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