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55 Lance Briggs OLB
Height/Weight: 6-1/244 | Birthdate: 11/12/1980 | Birthplace: Los Angeles Co., CA, USA | Team: Chicago | College: Arizona | NFL Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 14/3 | Average Draft Position: 213.50
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Report: 49ers still interested in signing LB Lance Briggs


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The 49ers still have an interest in bringing in linebacker Lance Briggs, according to CSN Bay Area.

Briggs, who visited with the team in March, is an unrestricted free agent after spending the first 12 seasons of his career with the Bears. Briggs has played just 17 games in the last two seasons with multiple injuries.


LB Lance Briggs to visit with 49ers on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/28/2015) Free-agent linebacker Lance Briggs said he will meet with the 49ers on Monday, reports ESPN.com.

Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler, has played all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Bears.

Briggs appeared in just 17 games during the last two seasons due to various injuries.

The 49ers are looking to replace linebacker Chris Borland, who recently announced his retirement.

Report: 49ers interested in linebacker Lance Briggs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) The 49ers have discussed signing free-agent linebacker Lance Briggs, a source told The Sacramento Bee.

The 49ers are looking to replace linebacker Chris Borland, who recently announced his retirement. Briggs is a 12-year veteran, but has only appeared in 17 games during the last two seasons due to various injuries.


Report: Bears will not bring Lance Briggs back in 2015


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Bears are not planning on re-signing linebacker Lance Briggs, sources told CSNChicago.

Briggs has spent his entire 12-year career with the Bears. He'll become a free agent March 10. In eight games during the 2014 season, Briggs totaled 34 tackles and one interception.


Fox gives no indication if Bears will re-sign Briggs, Tillman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Bears coach John Fox said Wednesday linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman have "been great" for the franchise, per ESPN. However, Fox gave no indication if either player will be re-signed.

Briggs has spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the Bears. He has been to seven Pro Bowls and made the All-Pro team in 2005.

Tillman has also spent his entire 12-year career with Chicago. He has made two Pro Bowls and made the All-Pro team in 2012.


Bears LB Lance Briggs planning to play in 2015


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/3/2014) 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
(11/28/2014) 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.


Lance Briggs headlines Bears inactives Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) Bears cornerback Terrance Mitchell, linebacker Darryl Sharpton, linebacker Lance Briggs, offensive lineman Eben Britton, defensive lineman Trevor Scott, wide receiver Chris Williams and defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff were all ruled inactive Week 13 at Detroit.

Bears list Week 13 injury report


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) The Bears have listed their Week 13 injury report prior to Thursday's game.

Wideout Brandon Marshall has been listed as probable with an ankle injury. He's been limited in practice throughout the week, but should play. Eben Britton, Jordan Mills and Brock Vereen were also listed as probable.

First-round pick Kyle Fuller will come into the contest as a game-time decision. He's questionable due to a knee injury. Both Jeremiah Ratliff and Trevor Scott will be listed as doubtful.

Lance Briggs, Darryl Sharpton, Chris Williams and Brian De La Puente have already been ruled out. 


Bears LB Lance Briggs might be out 'a few weeks' due to injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) 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."


Bears LB Lance Briggs, CB Kyle Fuller miss practice


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/25/2014) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (groin) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) missed practice Tuesday as the team prepared for the Thanksgiving game at Detroit. Both left the Week 12 win over Tampa Bay and did not return.

Both starters could be gametime decisions Thursday.


Bears' Briggs, Fuller could be game-time decisions Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman indicated Tuesday linebacker Lance Briggs (groin) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) could be game-time decisions Thursday (Week 13) against the Lions.

Bears provide no updates on Kyle Fuller and Lance Briggs injuries


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman did not reveal the extent of linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Kyle Fuller’s injuries Monday, reports ESPN Chicago.

Briggs injured his groin during the first half of the Week 12 game against the Bucs and did not return. Fuller sustained a knee injury against the Bucs which caused him to the leave the game and not return.


Bears' Lance Briggs ruled out Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been ruled out Week 12 against the Bucs.

Briggs injured himself just before halftime, and went to the locker room early. He was evaluated at halftime, and it was determined he would not return. Briggs is dealing with a groin injury. 


Bears linebacker Lance Briggs questionable to return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is questionable to return Week 12 against the Buccaneers.

Briggs injured his groin just before halftime, and went to the locker room early. The team will likely evaluate Briggs at halftime and determine whether he can come back. 


Five probables active for Bears in Week 10


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) All five players listed as probable on the Bears' final injury report for Week 10 are active for Sunday night's game against the Packers, including linebackers Jonathan Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), cornerback Kyle Fuller (hip, hand), safety Danny McCray (knee) and offensive tackle Jordan Mills (foot).

Bears list nine players for Week 10 injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Bears have listed nine players on its final injury report leading up to Week 10 against the Packers. Eben Britton (illness), Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) and Matt Slauson (out) were all ruled out for Sunday.

Martellus Bennett (ribs) is the only player questionable on the list, but already told reporters he'll "probably" play.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Bostic (back), Lance Briggs (ribs), Kyle Fuller (hip, hand), Danny McCray (knee) and Jordan Mills (foot) were all deemed probable.


Bears list inactives for Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Bears have listed LB Lance Briggs, LB Jon Bostic, OL Jordan Mills, S Danny McCray, CB Terrance Mitchell, DB Ahmad Dixon and OL Charles Leno, Jr. as inactive Week 8 against the Patriots. 

The Bears will be without a couple notable defensive players. Both Briggs and Bostic will need more time to recover, leaving the team thin at linebacker. Jordan Mills will also miss the contest, hurting the offensive line. 


Bears LBs Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs doubtful for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Bears linebackers Jon Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs) have been deemed doubtful for the Sunday game at New England.

Both have been sidelined the last two games.


Bears reveal inactives for Miami game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The following players were ruled active for the Bears at home against Miami in Week 7:  Lance Briggs, Jon Bostic, Chris Conte, Terrance Mitchell, Ahmad Dixon, Charles Leno and Trevor Scott.

Bears LB Lance Briggs, CB Chris Conte will sit out Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Bears have ruled linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive back Chris Conte out for Week 7 at home against Miami, according to the Chicago Tribune. Conte left the previous week against the Falcons with a shoulder injury. Briggs will miss his second straight game because of an injury to the ribs.

Bears announce Week 6 inactives vs. Falcons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Falcons: offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, cornerback Sherrick McManis, safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) and linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs), D.J. Williams (neck), Shea McClellin (hand) and Jon Bostic (back).

Williams had been listed as probable and Bostic as questionable on the team's final injury report, but they join Briggs and McClellin on the inactive list to leave the Bears without the team's top four linebackers. Cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad) is active after being listed as questionable, while safety Chris Conte (concussion), center Roberto Garza (ankle) and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) are also active after being listed as probable.


Quintet of Bears ruled out for Sunday battle against Falcons


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Friday injury report issued by the Bears for their Week 6 game at Atlanta is headlined by the thumbs-down given to linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Shea McClellin (hand). But they are not the only Chicago players ruled out.

Also red-lighted are offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod (knee/ankle) and Taylor Boggs (hamstring) and safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring).

The questionables are linebacker Jonathan Bostic (back) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad). Safety Chris Conte (concussion), offensive lineman Roberto Garza (ankle), nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck) are all probable.


Bears LBs Lance Briggs, Shea McClellin out for Week 6 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Bears have ruled out linebackers Shea McClellin (hand) and Lance Briggs (rib) for their Sunday game in Atlanta. Neither practiced at all this week.

Briggs has started every game this year and has contributed to 22 tackles.


Bears clear Lance Briggs for game against Carolina


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is set to start Sunday against the host Panthers. He had been deemed probable with a knee issue.