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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

Sherman most notable of Pro Bowl snubs

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 9 a.m. ET
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman tops PFW’s list of NFL players wrongfully snubbed by Pro Bowl voters this season.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Opportunistic defense drives Chicago's success

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki credits a savvy, veteran, high-scoring defense for overcoming the Bears' slow starts.

Briggs: Bears could have best team he's played on

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Pro Bowl LB Lance Briggs believes big things could be in store for the Bears this season.

Bears agree to extension with Briggs

Posted April 11, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a one-year contract extension with WLB Lance Briggs.

Barber inactive; Briggs, Hester active for Packers game

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
Bears RB Marion Barber (calf) is inactive for the Christmas night game at Green Bay, putting No. 3 RB Kahlil Bell into the starting role.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears' strength at linebacker could shine through against the Broncos' rushing attack.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says Jay Cutler's injury will not prevent the Bears from making the playoffs.

Bears-Eagles matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Chicago's D-line has to maintain good gap discipline and Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs and Nick Roach can't afford to misread the play or miss tackles against LeSean McCoy.

Brees, Briggs and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, Bears LB Lance Briggs and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Seven.

Briggs: Bears players, management not on same page

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Bears are coming off a win in Week Six, but all is not well at Halas Hall.

Bears players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 5:02 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their loss to the Packers.

Bears players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects and offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their 30-13 loss to the Saints.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Power will meet speed when RB Michael Turner runs into the Bears' linebacker corps on Sunday.

Bears not caving to Briggs' request

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
The Bears don't appear to have any interest in discussing WLB Lance Briggs' request for a new deal or permission to seek a trade.

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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