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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

Jets sign TE Epps

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Jets signed TE Dedrick Epps off the Bears’ practice squad, the team announced Friday.

Forte reportedly has high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Matt Forté reportedly suffered a high right ankle sprain during the Bears' loss to Green Bay Thursday night.

Matthews, Packers sack Bears

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Clay Matthews had 3½ of the Packers' seven sacks of Jay Cutler as Green Bay beat Chicago, 23-10 Thursday night.

Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Jennings out, Tillman in for Bears-Packers

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman (shin) will play in Thursday night’s game and Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) is inactive.

Five minutes with a legend: Dan Hampton

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton offers up his most memorable moments from the Bears-Packers rivalry.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Bears add OT Scott

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OT Jonathan Scott and waived P Ryan Quigley on Monday, and DT Nate Collins was reinstated to the Bears’ active roster.

Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut in beating the Colts 41-21 Sunday.

Bears promote RB Allen from practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted RB Armando Allen from the practice squad on Saturday, the club announced. 

Bears feeling out right mix of reps for Hester, Jeffery

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
When the Bears drafted Alshon Jeffery and signed RS Eric Weems, it fueled speculation regarding Devin Hester’s role.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Adibi, McCown among Bears' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit by cutting several players, including QB Josh McCown and LB Xavier Adibi.

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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