Report: Lance Briggs done in Chicago

Chicago Bears stalwart linebacker Lance Briggs has played his last snap in the Windy City, as the team informed him today he will not be offered a contract.

CSNChicago.com is reporting the Chicago Bears today informed Lance Briggs, who will soon be a free agent, that he will not be offered a contract in 2015.

Briggs, selected by the Bears in the third round of the 2003 draft out of Arizona, played his entire 12-year career in Chicago. He was selected to seven Pro Bowls (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and was named a three-time All-Pro (2005, 2006, 2009).

Between 2003-2012, Briggs was a stalwart for Chicago’s defense, playing in all but four games during that 10-year span. Yet the 34-year-old missed 15 games the past two years combined and appeared to have lost a step on the field.

It remains to be seen whether Briggs has played his last snap in the NFL – the market for aging linebackers coming off two injury marred seasons is small – but one thing is for sure, Briggs will one day be considered for a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame.

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Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fifth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter.

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