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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

LB Briggs asks Bears to trade him

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Bears Pro Bowl LB Lance Briggs told the Chicago Tribune that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has filed a formal request with the team seeking a trade for his client.

Report: Bears LB Briggs wants new contract

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Despite having three years and nearly $14.5 million remaining on his current contract, Bears LB Lance Briggs apparently is unhappy with his deal and will seek a trade following the season if he hasn't received a new contract.

Bears' free-agent hunt will have to include linebackers

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The most glaring hole in the Bears' roster is at linebacker, where Nick Roach is a free agent.

Bears could address need at linebacker in middle rounds

Posted April 16, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Bears will enter the draft with only two linebackers under contract, but sources don't expect them to address linebacker early in the draft.

Bears positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
RB Marshawn Lynch showed that he's capable of embarrassing a defense that doesn't tackle well in the Seahawks' win over the Saints.

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Bears run defense

Bears' 60-second rant: Eagles game to provide clarity

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
A win against the Eagles would give the Bears the validation that they can beat the best, and no shortage of respect could follow.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
If Buffalo can keep from falling too far behind the Bears, it won't be forced to throw to catch up, and RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller could be featured more prominently.

Bears LB Briggs (ankle) leaves game, will not return

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Bears LB Lance Briggs has left Sunday's game and will not return because of an ankle injury. Briggs left the game after alternating the first two series with backup LB Brian Iwuh.

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Bears are better at stopping the run than the Colts are, but Redskins RB Ryan Torain has the potential to do damage in short-yardage situations against Chicago.

Briggs inactive for Bears

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Bears WLB Lance Briggs will not play vs. the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Seahawks RBs Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett should have an easier time picking up yards if injured Bears WLB Lance Briggs doesn't play.

Bears LB Iwuh could start for Briggs

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Bears WLB Lance Briggs missed practice for the second day in a row Thursday and his chances of playing against Seattle appear to be dwindling.

Bears' Smith optimistic Cutler will play vs. Seahawks

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Bears head coach Lovie Smith is optimistic QB Jay Cutler will return to play in Week Six vs. the Seahawks, but it looked like Cutler would play vs. the Panthers around this time last week.

Flashback: Recent Week Five performances

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Five contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears MVP meter: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top five MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Bears MVP Meter

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top five MVP candidates through their most recent game.

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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