View Full Version : Briggs, Bears Complete Deal

07-25-2007, 04:06 AM

Read it and weep minions. The midway is crawling with 'em once again. Locked up Vasher and Tillman to big extensions, and Briggs is just about back.

07-25-2007, 04:19 AM
You guys don't have a two back system anymore. If Grossman starts the whole year, you guys probably get to the 2nd round, unless Hester goes off then maybe the championship game.

07-25-2007, 04:30 AM
I think we'll be a lot better on offense this season. The playbook is built more around Grossman and he's had a year (healthy!) to get better. Benson will be a great player once he gets the load. Greg Olsen is a stud but won't get a ton of reps early. We're going to the Super Bowl this year baby.

07-25-2007, 10:35 AM
Lance Briggs might be at Bears camp after all.

A report in the Chicago Tribune, citing a teammate and a league source, says the disgruntled linebacker is expected to sign the one-year tender of $7.2 million and avoid a holdout.


In the article it says something about him possibly just playing this yr, and going elsewhere next yr. I dont see that. Why would he show good faith to the Bears if they had not reached a deal for what he wanted, more money? I see them signing him to a longer contract after the season.

07-25-2007, 10:38 AM
I can't read the article without registering. Didn't the deadline pass already for him to get a long term deal done? Is he going to sign his franchise tender? If thats the case it sounds strange given his statement about never playing for the Bears again.

07-25-2007, 11:53 AM
A report in the Chicago Tribune, citing a teammate and a league source, says the disgruntled linebacker is expected to sign the one-year tender of $7.2 million and avoid a holdout.

The deadline has already passed for the sides to work out a long-term extension and Briggs was expected to hold out up to 10 game in protest.
But his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and the team continued to talk after the deadline. One possibility is that the team agreed to pay the bulk of his 2007 salary up front and agreed to let him be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Rosenhaus was unavailable for comment and Briggs declined to speak to the paper.

Here is the entire article on MSN.....not sure about the one HK had..

Vertical Limit
07-25-2007, 12:06 PM
One year tender is locking him up? :lol:

07-25-2007, 12:24 PM
How can the Bears sign him to a long-term deal? Locking Urlacher, Tillman, Vasher, Briggs all to long expensive multi-year deals--while having guys like Benson signed to a pretty big deal. How are they going to manage that cap wise? Plus, with Tommie Harris looking for an extension soon...I don't see anyway that they will be able to keep Briggs long term.

07-25-2007, 12:32 PM
The Bears D will be strong again. But I think they are going to miss Jones more than they think they will. Benson is going to have a tuff time being the guy, and I think Grossman is going to have another up and down year.
Thing is everyone around them is getting better, and I don't think the bears really went up, but more down. They will not win the NFC again.

07-26-2007, 04:04 AM
One year deal - 7.2 mil. Not too shabby.


07-26-2007, 10:18 AM
The deal came together after the Bears (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67040) agreed to not put the franchise tag on Briggs in 2008 and give the linebacker a $1 million advance, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

I'd say it worked out well for Briggs. If he has another good year he'll make more money in free agency next season. Good job from the Bears giving in a little bit to get him into camp.