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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Bears rout Jaguars behind two pick-sixes

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.

Bears hope for more positive signs from OLT Webb

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Bears OLT J’Marcus Webb has eased some of the concerns about his play since QB Jay Cutler lit into him vs. the Packers in Week Two.

Cutler back to normal with Bears?

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense appears to be back in sync, even if the same might not be true of quarterback Jay Cutler and his offensive coordinator.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Bears' confidence in Tice gets early test

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Heading into Week Two, Bears players and head coach Lovie Smith were in lockstep — offensive coordinator Mike Tice was doing a great job.

Guilty plea close for ex-NFL WR Hurd

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Sam Hurd is moving closer to a deal to plead guilty in the federal drug-distribution case against him, his attorney said.

Cutler says he was wrong to shove Webb

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler acknowledged that he was wrong to shove J'Marcus Webb during the loss at Green Bay, but generally remained defiant on Tuesday.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Bears sign RB Bell in wake of Forte injury

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Bears signed RB Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract on Saturday and waived S Jeremy Jones.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bears offense still streaky

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
David DeChant says Bears fans should expect the offense's, and QB Jay Cutler's, streaky play to continue throughout the season.

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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