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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 TE Davis failing to earn more trust as receiver

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Bears TE Kellen Davis' failure to break through this season has not been a surprise to league evaluators.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Bears 'properly handled' Cutler's concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The NFL said that the Bears "properly handled" QB Jay Cutler’s concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

Bears QB Cutler leaves with concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s game against the Texans.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears' Tice has something to prove

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Those skeptical of Mike Tice's play-calling acumen are going to get much louder if Tice gets schooled by Wade Phillips in Week 10.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Bears CB Tillman says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman tweeted Thursday morning that his daughter is due Monday, and he will be available for Sunday night’s game.

Tillman could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman could miss Sunday night’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Bears 'D' dominates again in 51-20 win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher returned an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Key matchup: Bears WR Brandon Marshall vs. Titans defensive backs

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
In today’s key matchup, we take a look at the challenge the Titans’ secondary will face Sunday when it lines up across from Bears WR Brandon Marshall.

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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