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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

Mathis, Winfield fined

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Colts DE Robert Mathis and Vikings CB Antoine Winfield were fined this week for hits in Week 15 games.

Three-and-out with Bears ORT Jā€™Marcus Webb

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
We caught up rookie ORT J'Marcus Webb earlier this week to get his take on how he has developed during the season and the Jets' defense.

Bears agree to keep training camp at Olivet Nazarene

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement with Olivet Nazarene University to keep training camp on the college's campus through 2012.

Smith must emphasize magnitude of final two games

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
if Lovie Smith allows himself, his staff or his players to get too content with what they've accomplished, their season could come to a less-than-satisfying finish.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Wednesday that they don't plan to steer completely clear of Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Jets ORT Wayne Hunter could find himself lined up across from one of the league's best pass rushers in his fourth career start.

60-second rant: First-round bye in sight for Bears

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The No. 2 seed in the NFC is far from locked up and the Bears' toughest stretch of games may still be ahead of them.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 15?

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
It wasn't one of his top performances of the season, but, like he's done virtually every week, Peppers made enough of a contribution to justify his salary against the Vikings.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Chicago has secured the NFC North title and at least one home playoff game, which means Lovie Smith will be coaching the team when the 2011 season begins.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's three touchdowns and Devin Hester's punt return for a TD helped the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win over the Vikings.

Favre knocked out; Bears clinch division

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF ...

Favre hurt again after making unexpected start

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Brett Favre, who unexpectedly made his 298th career start against Chicago on Monday night after having been designated as "out" earlier in the week, left the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion and a left shoulder injury ...

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
The snow, a stadium and playing-surface controversy, Brett Favre playing ... "Monday Night Football" has gotten a little more interesting in the past week.

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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