Lance Briggs will not return to Chicago Bears

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by ICECOLD, Mar 6, 2015.


    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    Lance Briggs acknowledged last November that his 12 years with the Chicago Bears were coming to a close.

    Now the team is responding in kind.

    The Bears have informed the impending free agent that he will not be offered a contract for the 2015 season, CSN Chicago reports.

    After missing just four games over a span of 10 seasons from 2003-2012, Briggs has played in just 17 of 32 games the past two years.

    Although he has been one of the premier weakside linebackers of his generation, Briggs is ill-suited for new coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme after playing his entire career in a 4-3.

    The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker can still stuff the run but has lost a step in range and closing speed. He is ranked 89th on Around The NFL's list of the Top 101 Free Agents.

    Briggs will finish his Bears career with the fifth-most games and second-most tackles in franchise history.

    If he decides to call it a career, Briggs will be remembered -- along with Brian Urlacher -- as the backbone of Lovie Smith's ball-hawking defense that peaked with a Super Bowl XLI appearance.
  2. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    I can see the Cards throwing a one-year deal at him.
  3. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Wouldn't mind Briggs in a Dallas uniform