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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: 12 | Owned/Started%: 39/5 | Average Draft Position: 218.00
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Lance Briggs to wear shoulder harness in 2014


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will wear a harness on his left shoulder this season, reports ESPN. Briggs, 33, fractured the shoulder last year and missed seven games as a result.

He finished with 71 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.


Lance Briggs gets the green light for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Bears ruled linebacker Lance Briggs active for Sunday's regular season finale at home against the Packers in Week 17. Briggs returned from a shoulder injury Week 16, and was able to get through the game healthy. He has 65 tackles on the year.

Lance Briggs probable Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is probable Week 17 against the Packers.

Briggs returned from a shoulder injury Week 16, and was able to get through the game healthy. He was able to practice in full during the week and should be good to go moving forward. 


Lance Briggs not limited Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who returned Week 16 after missing seven games with a shoulder injury, would have practiced fully Wednesday had the team practiced. He's set to play Sunday vs. the Packers.

Briggs made one tackle in his return at Philadelphia.


Lance Briggs returns after seven-game absence


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is active for the game at Philadelphia after missing seven straight games with a shoulder injury. The seven-time Pro Bowler is expected to start.

Lance Briggs questionable Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is questionable Week 16 against the Eagles.

Briggs was able to take part in practice this week, and was medically cleared by doctors. It looks like the only significant concern the team has is his conditioning. He's missed the past three games due to a shoulder injury.


Lance Briggs still waiting on clearance


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is still waiting to be cleared to play.

Briggs has returned to practice, but has been received medical clearance from doctors. When asked whether he would play Week 16, Briggs said he would know soon. He's missed seven games due to a shoulder injury.


Despite seven touchdowns, Bears DST should sit Week 16


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) The Bears DST scored its seventh touchdown Week 15 when Zack Bowman returned an interception 43 yards at Cleveland. Only the Chiefs DST, with 11 touchdowns, has more.

Still, the Bears DST is averaging only 5.8 Fantasy points over its last four games. Chicago ranks 27th in total defense (380.4) and 28th in points allowed (27.9). Linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) is expected back after missing seven straight games, but it's unlikely he'll be dominant in his return.

In Week 16 the Bears travel to Philadelphia to play Chip Kelly's innovative offense. The Eagles have yielded double-digit Fantasy points to a DST once in their last six games. Keep the Bears DST out of your lineups.


Coach optimistic Lance Briggs will be back Week 16


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman is optimistic linebacker Lance Briggs will return to the lineup Week 16 at Philadelphia after missing the last seven games with a shoulder injury. Trestman said a final decision about Briggs' status will be made Friday.

Lance Briggs ruled out Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been ruled out Week 15 against the Browns.

Briggs is still dealing with a shoulder injury, but managed to return to practice Thursday. Briggs has missed six games due to the injury.


Lance Briggs participates in practice Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs participated in practice Thursday.

Briggs wore a helmet, and was able to take part in position drills while the media watched practice. He's been sidelined the past six games due to a shoulder injury. It was his first practice since he suffered the injury October 20. Briggs was listed as limited in practice.


Bears doubt Lance Briggs will return Week 15


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman said he's not optimistic linebacker Lance Briggs (fractured left shoulder) will be able to play Sunday in Cleveland. Briggs has missed six straight games.

Bears announce Week 14 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) The following Bears are inactive for the game vs. the Cowboys: quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle), linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), safety Sean Cattouse, defensive tackle Christian Tupou, defensive end Cornelius Washington, and offensive tackles Jonathan Scott and James Brown.

Lance Briggs ruled out for sixth straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) was unable to practice and will miss his sixth game in a row in Week 14 against the Cowboys, as he has been ruled out for Monday's game. 

Lance Briggs unable to return Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was unable to return to practice Thursday.

Briggs has been dealing with a shoulder injury that has kept him out the past five games. The injury was initially expected to keep him out 4-6 weeks. 


Bears list Week 13 inactives


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle), safety Anthony Walters (groin), offensive lineman James Brown, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, safety Major Wright (hamstring) and defensive end Cornelius Washington were among the team's inactives Week 13 at Minnesota.

Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler ruled out again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Bears LB Lance Briggs and QB Jay Cutler have been ruled out Week 13 against the Vikings.

Both players have not been able to take part in practice yet. Cutler did say he would be surprised if he wasn't back by Week 14 when the team takes on the Cowboys.


Lance Briggs not expected back Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday linebacker Lance Briggs is not expected to return to the lineup Week 13 at Minnesota. He has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury.

No surprises for Bears with release of inactives


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) The Bears inactive list for Week 12 against the Rams features no surprises Sunday, as the team's key injured players had already been ruled out prior to kickoff.

Quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) headlines the list, and is joined on the offensive side of the ball by tackles Jonathan Scott and James Browns. On defense, defensive end Cornelius Washington is a healthy scratch, while defensive linemen Jay Ratliff (groin) and Stephen Paea (toe), as well as linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) were all sidelined by injuries. 


Lance Briggs ruled out again Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been ruled out Week 12 against the Rams.

Briggs is out with a shoulder injury. He has yet to return to practices. Briggs has missed the past three games due to the injury.


Bears inactives Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) The Bears have made QB Jay Cutler, LB Lance Briggs, LS Patrick Mannelly, DE Shea McClellin, DL Jay Ratliff, OL James Brown and OL Jonathan Scott inactive Week 11 against the Ravens.

Cutler, Briggs and Ratliff were all ruled out Friday. Both Mannelly and McClellin were doubtful entering the week. Brown and Scott were not on the injury list.


Lance Briggs out Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is out Week 11 against the Ravens. 

Briggs was not expected to play due to a shoulder issue. He had previously been ruled out before Friday's report.


Lance Briggs ruled out Week 11


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Baltimore, reports ESPN.com. Briggs, who suffered the injury Week 7, needs at least one more week of recovery.

Briggs made 64 tackles and had two sacks and two forced fumbles in the first seven games.


Bears rule seven inactive for Week 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game at home against the Lions in Week 10: quarterback Jordan Palmer, linebacker Lance Briggs, long snapper Patrick Mannelly, guard James Brown, tackle Jonathan Scott, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and defensive end Shea McClellin.

Lance Briggs ruled out Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has been ruled out Week 10 against the Lions. 

Briggs injured his shoulder against Washington, and missed Week 9 against the Packers. He'll need at least another week to recover.