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LB Lance Briggs sits with sore knee Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, defensive linemen Jared Allen and Jeremiah Ratliff, offensive linemen Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson and cornerback Sherrick McManis returned to practice Wednesday. Marshall practiced in full; the others players were limited. Linebacker Lance Briggs sat out to rest a sore knee. (Chicago Tribune) FF Today's Take: Brandon Marshall has salvaged his fantasy worth by being used primarily as a red zone threat while nursing a sore ankle. A full week of practice without any setbacks should see Jay Cutler's...

Bears set for Julius Peppers reunion

Lance Briggs believes former teammate Julius Peppers might be poised for a strong showing Sunday, when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. "Julius usually has really big games against his former teams," Briggs said. Does he? After joining Chicago in March of 2010 following eight seasons in Carolina, Peppers faced the Panthers on three occasions during his four-year tenure with the Bears. In those games, Peppers totaled 11 tackles, 1.

Lance Briggs, Bears expect Green Bay to be ready Sunday

Maybe no contemporary player has a better perspective on Packers-Bears week than 12th-year Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs. “You guys know we don’t like them,” Briggs told reporters Wednesday.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 24, 2014

Bears’ rookies have stepped in and stepped up

Someone asked linebacker Lance Briggs on Wednesday whether he recognized rookie safety Ahmad Dixon when he joined the defensive huddle for one play Monday night. “I do know who he is,” Briggs said. “I didn’t expect to see him in the huddle with the game on the line.” At the beginning of the season, the Bears also wouldn’t have thought that rookie Brock Vereen would defend the last play against the Jets because of injuries to safeties Chris Conte and Ryan...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 15, 2014

Excursion to Lance Briggs’ BBQ joint leaves overstuffed feeling

RICK MORRISSEY: As I watch through heavy eyelids the 49ers picking apart the Bears after my excursion to Lance Briggs’ infamous new restaurant, it occurs to me that the entire Bears offense might have pre-gamed at the Double Nickel Smokehouse.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 15, 2014

Excursion to Lance Briggs’ BBQ joint produces that overstuffed feeling

RICK TELANDER: As I watch through heavy eyelids the 49ers picking apart the Bears after my excursion to Lance Briggs’ infamous new restaurant, it occurs to me that the entire Bears offense might have pre-gamed at the Double Nickel Smokehouse.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 10, 2014

Lance Briggs says he is not afraid to commit

After his former boss blasted Lance Briggs’ commitment following a radio report of late-night partying, the Bears linebacker defensively asked a reporter Wednesday if she enjoyed “a cup of wine now and then.” Jared Allen, sharing the table with Briggs at the news conference at Halas Hall, must not have known the context. He said quietly but audibly: “Am I missing something?” He’s not, but the linebacker is. Briggs might claim, as he did Wednesday, that...
Chicago Tribune Sep 10, 2014

Is Lance Briggs on right track or laugh track with Bears?

Lance Briggs keeps laughing at the suggestion he needs to behave differently as a 33-year-old linebacker than he used to, but nobody outside Halas Hall finds it as funny.

Is Lance Briggs on right track or laugh track with Bears?

Lance Briggs keeps laughing at the suggestion he needs to behave differently as a 33-year-old linebacker than he used to, but nobody outside Halas Hall finds it as funny.

Lance Briggs: 'I don't hit panic button'

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- First, the personal day off to open a barbecue restaurant, then the constant barrage of inquiries regarding his nightlife. On the heels of the team’s season-opening loss, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs found himself on the defense Wednesday as the club kicked off preparation for Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. “I don’t think you know what I do every day. I don’t think you have any idea,” Briggs said.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 7, 2014

Bears’ defensive miscues felt like a mistake to the heart

Lance Briggs didn’t have to go to the tape. The mistake was his and the Buffalo Bills gained 47 yards on a run by back Anthony Dixon straight through the heart of the defense because of it. That heart being Briggs. “I jumped out of my gap on the first big run … at the end of the [first] half,” Briggs said after the Bills 23-20 victory in overtime at Soldier Field on Sunday. “I’ve got to be more disciplined.” It was a disappointing miss for a player who...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 3, 2014

No apology comes from fledgling restaurateur Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs called this season “extremely important,” then stated the obvious: He might not be here much ­longer. “You never know,” he said. “This is the last year of my deal, so every moment of every game counts.” Moments of some practices, not so much. The Bears linebacker hardly was apologetic Wednesday about missing Monday’s team gathering — “An hourlong practice,” he stressed — to open his namesake Double Nickel Smokehouse in his...

Briggs not wrong, but perception is important

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Lance Briggs, you're right. Missing one day, a Monday workout not considered crucial to real preparation for Sunday's matchup shouldn't be looked at as a major issue headed into the opener against the Buffalo Bills. After seven Pro Bowl seasons and 11 years as one of the main contributors to Chicago's defense, there's not much Briggs can learn about filling gaps, playing coverages, tackling, reading offenses or shedding blocks.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 3, 2014

First-and-10: Lance Briggs should be least of Bears’ worries

FIRST-AND-10: The Bears have a lot of issues heading into the 2014 season opener. But Lance Briggs missing an abbreviated Monday practice is not one of them.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 2, 2014

Phil Emery has no meaty remarks on Lance Briggs

Phil Emery didn’t barbecue linebacker Lance Briggs on Tuesday for his excused absence the day before, calling Briggs’ day off — approved three weeks earlier by coach Marc Trestman — a privacy matter. Briggs missed Monday’s session to open his Double Nickel Smokehouse in his hometown of Elk Grove, Calif. ‘‘Lance Briggs was excused for personal reasons,” Emery said in an online chat on the Bears’ website. ‘‘As any employer would do, we will...
Chicago Tribune Sep 2, 2014

Briggs' absence says more about Trestman

History suggests preseason football bores Lance Briggs as much as the rest of us.

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