Bears could have interest in Ryan Shazier

When analyzing the Chicago Bears draft needs, most draftniks are going from defensive tackle to cornerback and then to safety, but Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier may be too good to pass up. To say linebacker isn’t a need for the Bears would be a major oversight. It may not be as important as defensive line or as glaring of a weakness as they have in the secondary, but the Bears...
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Bears still don’t have a middle linebacker

Last season, the Bears thought they found the middle linebacker of the future when they selected Florida prospect Jon Bostic. He went on to struggle in his rookie season and the Bears will turn to veteran D.J. Williams once again. Bostic will now compete for the other outside linebacker position opposite Lance Briggs. Time will tell whether he can move back to the inside but he looks...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Bears likely to pass on Jernigan, Conte has surgery and Briggs is one of the best

We are five weeks away from the NFL draft. The Bears finally slowed down in the free agent market but they still made some news. Here’s this week’s recap.   The Bears don’t need an outside linebacker. (Read) Lance Briggs is the best outside linebacker in Bears history. (Read) Chris Conte will be out 4-5 months. (Read) Bears might skip Timmy Jernigan if he’s still on the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs goes down in Bears history

Some things just go together, like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps, and finally, linebackers and the Bears. Brian Urlacher will most likely be the next Bear inducted to the Hall in coming years, but longtime teammate Lance Briggs is making his case as the best outside linebacker in franchise history. Briggs was a third round pick in 2003...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears GM says signing Jared Allen ‘was a little bit right out of a movie’

The Chicago Bears were able to surprise everyone with the signing of free agent defensive end Jared Allen by treating the pursuit like a covert operation. “It was a little bit right out of a movie,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said Monday at Halas Hall. “It was very quiet. Just to give you a little aside; [Allen's agent] Ken Harris came to the hotel at the NFL Owner’s...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears are stacked at outside linebacker

As we continue to preview each position in the draft, we shift our focus to outside linebackers. It’s a very talented crop this year led by Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr. The Bears also have their own talented group. Lance Briggs will look to lead this new look defense. He’s still one of the best outside linebackers in the league even going into his 12th season. It’s up in the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Lance Briggs a Leader or Cancer for the Chicago Bears?

Is Lance Briggs a Leader or Cancer for the Chicago Bears? Lance Briggs was on the Around the League Podcast on a few days ago, and in listening to his interview we came away with one question: “Is Lance Briggs a leader or a cancer to the Chicago Bears?” He says in the interview that he’s in Los Angeles looking for a job, that his job is temporary, and that the NFL stands...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs loves him some Peanut

Lance Briggs was just like a Bears fan last week. He too was nervous when he saw cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman visiting former Bears head coach Lovie Smith down in Tampa Bay. Everybody was shocked to see Tillman leave without a deal from the Bucs. Then, last Saturdary, news broke of Tillman’s return to the Bears. Briggs took to Twitter to voice his over joyous feelings...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs: “It’s Not Gonna Hurt My Feelings When I Leave”

Over the last couple seasons the Chicago Bears have moved on from players that the team, city, and fans have come to love and appreciate. Prior to the 2013 season the Bears decided to give a low-ball offer to Brian Urlacher who chose to retire over re-signing or signing with another team. This off-season the […]
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester’s departure another bummer for Bears’ Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs lamented the departure of another long-time teammate Friday and hoped cornerback Charles Tillman wouldn’t join kick returner Devin Hester in playing on a different team next season. Speaking publicly for the first time this offseason, the Bears linebacker told WGWG-FM (87.7) it was hard to see Hester not re-signed a year after linebacker Brian Urlacher retired. ‘‘It’s...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

“Bring My Brothers Back” – Lance Briggs to Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears Football - The Chicago Bears need help on defense and Lance Briggs has the solution.  Briggs joined The Game 87.7 and talked about his solution to the Bears defensive problems. “Trade all the draft picks and bring my brothers back,” Briggs Briggs, of course, is referencing Charles Tillman, Devin Hester, Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher when he mentions his ...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Bears need to make a move at linebacker?

As our own Ross Read pointed out, the Bears have decided to stick with their 4-3 system.  Brian Orakpo, widely regarded as the best free agent linebacker, was given the franchise tag by the Redskins on Monday.  The Bears meanwhile, have veteran Lance Briggs coming back in 2014, along with three young players, including Shea McClellin who was moved from defensive end to linebacker...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are not in the market for a linebacker

The Bears announced they will stay in a 4-3 style squashing any hopes of switching to a 3-4 and possibly signing Washington outside linebacker Brian Orkapo. Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs, Khaseem Greene and now Shea McClellin will compete for the starting roles. Briggs is cemented into weak side linebacker position leaving the other players to battle for the other two spots. D.J. Williams...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Trade Coming?

Chicago Bears Football - Could the Chicago Bears have a Lance Briggs trade on the horizon? It certainly looks that way. GM Phil Emery mentioned Briggs’ unhappiness and frustration in a December interview, and now that the Bears will be moving Shea McClellin from the defensive line into a role as strongside linebacker — which is Briggs’ position –, the veteran linebacker...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Briggs, Peppers likely cap casualties for Bears to advance offseason goals

The Chicago Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday represented  a microcosm of their season.  Ranked second in scoring and yards per offensive play in 2013, the Bears were again betrayed by a defense that yielded the most yards per play in the league and the second most points.  The players had not even exited Soldier Filed before attention turned to how the Bears...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears’ Injury Report: Earl Bennett, Lance Briggs

There are only two names on the Bears injury report for week 17. Wide receiver Earl Bennett (Not Injury Related) who is unlikely to play and linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) who is probable.Earl Bennett was excused from practice last week whilst dealing with a family issue. He was able to play the game where he netted two catches for 12 yards. This week he missed practice again...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Storylines abound in NFC North title game

The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Two teams that make up the longest-standing rivalry in the NFL, in addition to one of the greatest rivalries in American sports. This will be the 188th matchup between the teams, which is just one of the multiple headlines in this game. Chicago Bears looking to rebound after dreadful outing First things first, the Bears need to perform...
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears-Packers Official Injury Report

Hot News for LB Lance Briggs
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears-Packers Thursday Injury Report

Hot News for LB Lance Briggs
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears-Packers Thursday Injury Report

Hot News for LB Lance Briggs
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Briggs returns for Bears

Bears seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs is active and will play against the Eagles on Sunday night for the first time since injuring his shoulder two months ago. Briggs missed seven games with a broken shoulder. Backup safeties Colt Anderson (knee) and Kurt Coleman (hamstring) are among the inactives for the Eagles. The Bears (8-6) would clinch the NFC North and secure...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs is active vs. Eagles

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is active and will start in tonight’s contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, plus the rest of the inactive lists.
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears' Injury Report: Lance Briggs, Brandon Marshall, Earl Bennett

There is a very strong possibility that the Chicago Bears will be completely healthy in week 16. The team only lists three players on its injury report, however two are probable.Wide-receiver Brandon Marshall has been dealing with a fair share of minor injuries and though his hamstring limited him in practice, he looks good to go for Sunday nights game against the Philadelphia Eagles...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs Cleared To Return

The injury report lists linebacker Lance Briggs as questionable for Sunday’s match up against the Eagles. Briggs suffered a fracture in his shoulder during a loss to the Redskins, team doctors have given the veteran linebacker the OK to return to the game. Coach Marc Trestman told media outlets on Friday that Briggs need to […]
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Only thing Bears can do is win

Thanks to a 4th quarter Detroit Lions‘ meltdown Monday night and a 61-yard dagger from Ravens’ kicker Justin Tucker, the Chicago Bears (8-6) are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The final two games on their schedule are vital, and they hopefully will be gaining a momentum boost Sunday with the expected return of Lance Briggs. As it stands, the Bears have the...
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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