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Bears LB Lance Briggs planning to play in 2015
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/3/14) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who's on IR with a groin injury, will be a free agent after the season and is not expected to re-sign with Chicago, reports the Chicago Tribune. But the 34-year-old plans to play a 13th season.
"I'm going to prepare this offseason as if I'm going to play," the seven-time Pro Bowler told the paper. "But the right call has to happen, the right situation has to be there. And if it is, I'll play. If not, then I'll hang it up."
Bears LB Lance Briggs lands on season-ending IR list
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/28/14) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs may have played his last game in Chicago.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Bears have placed him on the season-ending injured reserve list with a groin injury.
His season ends with one interception and one forced fumble, along with 35 combined tackles in eight games played. The 34-year-old will become a free agent at the end of the season.
Bears LB Lance Briggs might be out 'a few weeks' due to injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/26/14) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said Tuesday night during a television interview the groin injury he suffered Week 12 against the Bucs could sideline him for "maybe a few weeks," per The Chicago Tribune.
Briggs' comment contradicts coach Marc Trestman's statement Tuesday that Briggs is considered a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Lions.
Briggs said he was injured Sunday while trying to jam Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans on a short passing route.
"I think I somehow got locked in on him," Briggs said. "I got twerked a little bit and pulled out. It kind of felt like I did the splits. When I fell and tried to get up, I knew something was wrong."
|A shoulder injury kept Lance Briggs' numbers low in 2013 thanks to a seven-game absence. But that same shoulder injury is expected to force him into a harness for the 2014 campaign, a decision that could hinder him on defense. Briggs still averaged nearly eight total tackles per game last season and still has the ability to slam on the run as he enters his 12th NFL season. It's probably for the best that you consider Briggs a decent No. 2 linebacker worth a middle- to late-round pick; do not be the guy to take him higher than that.
(Updated 4/30/14) |