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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

Week Eight Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Doug Martin, Tim Jennings and Olivier Vernon as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Bears DT Melton says he's achieving goal of dominance

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
While DT Henry Melton has not made as many flashy plays as some Bears defenders, his steady performance is not going unnoticed.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: CB Tillman shuts down Megatron

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman has been anything but a liability in Chicago this season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Gutsy effort exactly what Bears expect from Cutler

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3 a.m. ET
If there is anyone foolish enough to continue to question whether Cutler is tough or not, Monday night was only the latest evidence to fly in the face of that theory.

Cutler shakes off injury as Bears beat Lions

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Brandon Marshall scored the Bears' lone touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as Chicago beat Detroit 13-7 on Monday night.

Bears CB 'Hawk' Jennings soaring to new heights

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Hard work and renewed confidence are paying off for Bears CB Tim Jennings, as he is producing the best season of his NFL career.

Bears DE Peppers' toughness on display

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
When Julius Peppers told reporters the Bears’ bye would be a good opportunity to “rest up and get guys healthy,” he was not referring to his teammates alone.

Bears release former first-round OT Williams

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Bears released former first-round OT Chris Williams and brought back CB Zackary Bowman.

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a one-year deal and waived RB Kahlil Bell.

Limitations persist for Bears MLB Urlacher

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher is not beating players to the point as frequently as he did in prior years and is on pace for a career-low 64 tackles.

Reports: Bears WR Jeffery fractures hand

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery suffered a fracture in his right hand in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, ESPN Chicago first reported.

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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