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Position
LB
 
Jersey
55
Name  Lance Briggs
Born  11/12/1980
Height  6-1
Weight  244
College  Arizona
12/4/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (groin injury) is on injured reserve.
Insight: Briggs was a top run defender and his absence will create a big hole, particularly on Thursday against DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys running game.
 
11/23/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday's game with a groin injury.
Insight: He was injured during a second-quarter collision with Mike Evans. Briggs is officially done for the day.
 
12/13/2013 3:02:00 PM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been practicing on a limited basis this week, but is not targeting a return until Week 16, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Insight: Briggs suffered a shoulder fracture in a Week 7 loss to the Redskins. The Bears have been vulnerable to the run this season, yielding 157 ypg.
 
11/18/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) has already been ruled out for Week 12.
Insight: Briggs suffered a shoulder fracture in a Week 7 loss to the Redskins. The Bears have been vulnerable to the run this season, yielding 133.9 ypg, and face the Rams' Zac Stacy this Sunday.
 
11/4/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) is still 2-4 weeks away from returning based on the original 4-6 week timetable.
Insight: Briggs suffered a shoulder fracture in a Week 7 loss to the Redskins. He claims he's ahead of schedule. The seven-time Pro Bowler's absence hurts a defense that has always been a favorite of fantasy owners for its ability to score touchdowns.
 
10/21/2013 2:38:00 PM
Description: NBC's Pro Football Talk is reporting that Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) will miss 4-6 weeks.
Insight: Briggs suffered a shoulder fracture in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. The seven-time Pro Bowler inherited signal calling duties from Brian Urlacher when he retired last season. Briggs' absence hurts a defense that has always been a favorite of fantasy owners for its ability to score touchdowns.
 
10/17/2013 2:34:00 PM
Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) was hoping to return this week, but its not going to happen.
Insight: The Bears have been much better against the run in 2014 than last season. They are yielding just 103.7 ypg versus a league worst 161.4 in 2013. And they should get better when Briggs returns to the starting lineup.
 
11/2/2010 11:05:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Briggs (ankle) returned to practice on Monday.
Insight: Briggs has been dealing with an ankle issue since the preseason, and aggravated the injury in in Week 7 prior to the Bears' Week 8 bye. (RapidDraft.com)
 
10/26/2010 12:03:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Bears' head coach Lovie Smith expects Briggs (ankle) to be ready to play in Week 9 after the team's Week 8 bye.
Insight: Briggs aggravated his ankle injury in Week 7 against Washington, and the Bears' have struggled to stop the run recently when he has been hobbled. (RapidDraft.com)
 
10/18/2010 6:05:00 PM
Description: Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports, via Twitter, that Briggs (ankle) is expected to return to the Bears' starting lineup in Week 7 against Washington.
Insight: The Bears' defense certainly missed Briggs in Week 6 against Seattle, so his return will be welcome. (RapidDraft.com)
 
10/11/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports, via Twitter, that Briggs (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 5 but Bears' head coach Lovie Smith hopes he can practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Briggs has had ankle issues since the preseason. (RapidDraft.com)
 
8/31/2010 11:03:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Bears' head coach Lovie Smith expects Briggs (ankle) to be ready for Week 1.
Insight: Briggs injured his ankle last Saturday, but should be fine for the start of the season. (Rapid Draft.com)
 
8/31/2010 10:23:00 AM
Description: Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) is expected to be ready by Week One. SOURCE: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Insight: Lovie Smith said ''[Briggs] won't play this week, but he should be ready to go next week [for the season opener against the Detroit Lions].'' Briggs could have a little bit of a bounce-back year compared to 2009.
 
12/9/2009 10:43:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Briggs (left knee/hip) is expected to practice fully this week and start on Sunday against Green Bay.
Insight: Briggs was inactive last week against St. Louis after originally suffering his injuries in Week 12 against Minnesota. (SportsBuff.com)
 
12/2/2009 10:33:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Briggs (left knee/hip) could be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against St. Louis.
Insight: Briggs has a mild left knee sprain and hip pointer. Jamar Williams williams would start in his place on the weak side, with newly signed Cato June serving as insurance. (SportsBuff.com)
 

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