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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

Three-and-out with Bears S Major Wright

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Injuries have kept Bears rookie FS Major Wright from making the kind of progression some expected of him in 2010, but the third-round pick told PFW that he feels like he's getting better each week.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Bears CB D.J. Moore has shown a knack for making big plays, but he still has only 15 games under his belt, and the Patriots could be tempted to test him on Sunday.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says he trusts Jay Cutler's decision making more than he did when the season started, but points out that Bill Belichick's defensive game plan could be one of the tougher challenges Cutler has faced ...

They said it: Patriots Wednesday edition

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday to discuss Sunday's matchup against the Bears.

Bears will give Belichick another test

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, head coach Bill Belichick is our choice.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Cutler: Soldier Field turf is one of league’s worst

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler tore up the Soldier Field turf at his press conference at Halas Hall Wednesday.

Bears LBs Tinoisamoa, Roach sidelined

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' top two strong-side linebackers, Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach, did not practice Wednesday.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz vs. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Former Bears coach Wannstedt steps down at Pitt

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt resigned as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh after a disappointing 7-5 season.

60-second rant: Belichick could expose Bears’ greatest flaw

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Bears are only a game back in the race to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but they still have an obvious weakness, and something tells me Bill Belichick is going to have a good plan for exploiting it ...

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.

Bears sign OG Johnson

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bears tinkered with their roster Tuesday, signing OG Herman Johnson to the 53-man roster.

Cutler becoming manager Bears can trust

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The entire Bears' offense has matured since a Week Eight bye, and Jay Cutler's development within offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system has been easy to notice.

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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