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Old 03-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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As per NFL Network crawl ( Briggs Back with Bears )
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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Briggs Signs With Bears

PFT Reports Lance Briggs signs 6 yr 36 million dollar contract
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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If Berrian would have stayed with the bears we would have Briggs. I think they knew that only one would stay and they waited to see who would go first.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #4
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Last year, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was determined to get out of Chicago. He wanted to step out of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's shadow.

"I've talked to Brian about it," Briggs said a year ago. "I'm a competitor and I want the same thing he has. I've learned a lot from Brian as a player and a leader and I eventually want to be 'the man' somewhere. I want to be like him and have everything put on me too. Obviously I'll never be able to do that there.

"I've played my last snap for them. I'll never play another down for Chicago again."

And now, after playing plenty of snaps with Chicago in 2007, Briggs has opted to spend another six seasons there.

As first reported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times, Briggs has agreed to terms on a six-year, $36 million contract with the Bears.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the deal includes approximately $12 million in guaranteed money.

So why did Briggs return to Chicago? As one media insider explained it, he had no other takers.

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Old 03-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Re: Briggs Back with Bears

Well lets go get Keith Rivers.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #6
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Yeah, Rivers would be great- I am just seriously worried about our secondary. The Cromartie kid looks very solid. I thought we would definitely push more for a big play corner or solid number 2 in FA. I wish we would have brought in Sammy Knight. Looks like Giants are going to sign him to replace Gibril Wilson.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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I think that Randall Gay would be a tier better than Jason David. The only thing is that he played a lot of zone in New England. I am just paranoid that we get another David.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #8
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Briggs got what he wanted, and that is a fat long term contract. Forget that stuff about wanting to get out of Urlacher's shadow. I think Briggs was going to probably roll with the 49ers, but that money pretty much dried up when they signed Justin Smith.
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