Posts Tagged ‘Lance Briggs’

My story: Bears LB Lance Briggs sees a team primed to make a playoff run

I was a little busy today — perhaps you read about it — but I didn’t want to neglect this other story that I wrote. Remember when I spoke with Bears LB Lance Briggs, the New Era hats ambassador? Well, that blog post wasn’t all there was. Briggs also offered me his thoughts on this year’s team, one that is suddenly filled with talent. Last year was an odd one, with the team starting 7-3 before QB Jay Cutler’s injury caused them to go in the tank. Briggs remembered the feeling well. It’s one he wants to avoid this time around. “I think everybody knew at the time when we were 7-3, there wasn’t a hotter team in the NFL,” […]

Briggs’ new contract worth $17.5M

Lance Briggs‘ new contract with the Bears includes over $8.25 million in new guarantees, and richly rewards the linebacker for his work with the team. A year after requesting a trade, and at a time when linebackers have been struggling mightily to get significant contracts on the open market, Briggs secured a strong deal from the Bears thanks to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Kreutz to face Bears for first time after messy split

Olin Kreutz will play against, not with, the Bears for the first time in his 14-year NFL career Sunday. The center admits it’s not just another game.

Mourning Urlacher rejoins Bears, Briggs says

Bears LB Brian Urlacher was back among his teammates Thursday morning, three days after the death of his mother, Lavoyda Lenard.

Giants DE Umenyiora to miss first two games

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is expected to miss at least the first two games of the season while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Plenty of reasons to like the Bears

I went out on my own on the “Playbook” picks this week and took the Bears over the Packers, for several reasons.

Best of Championship Wednesday’s podium talk

Here’s a quick look at the best of the best from the podiums in Chicago, Green Bay, New Jersey and Pittsburgh on Championship Wednesday.

Briggs: Bears in charge of own destiny

NFL Network’s Albert Breer catches up with Lance Briggs to talk about the Bears’ standing in the NFC North and the playoff race, as well as the upcoming matchup against the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.

Bears LB Briggs re-injures ankle, out

Bears LB Lance Briggs re-injured his ankle against the Redskins and his return is questionable. Briggs sat out last week’s game against the Seahawks.

Bears welcome back LB Briggs vs. Redskins

Starting LB Lance Briggs is back for the Bears after he missed last week’s loss to the Seahawks with an ankle injury.

Bears will play without LB Briggs vs. Seahawks

Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) will not play in Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. Briggs has been nursing a high-ankle sprain all season.

Injury roundup: Packers battered in Week 5

A look at some of the notable injuries around the NFL in Week 5.

Bears pull Collins in favor of Hanie

Todd Collins is out for the Bears, Caleb Hanie is in.

Briggs: Women shouldn’t be in locker room

The latest voice to speak out over the Ines Sainz incident is that of Bears LB Lance Briggs, who doesn’t believe females belong in an NFL locker room.

Ware says 18-game schedule will shorten careers

DeMarcus Ware believes an 18-game schedule will shorten players’ careers, and says steps will have to be taken to make it plausible.

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