Linebacker Lance Briggs announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, reports ESPNChicago.com. Briggs played his entire 12-year career with the Bears totaling 1,177 tackles and 15 sacks. Briggs later said on his Twitter account that he hasn't filed his retirement papers and nothing is official.
The 49ers still have an interest in bringing in linebacker Lance Briggs, according to CSN Bay Area. Briggs, who visited with the team in March, is an unrestricted free agent after spending the first 12 seasons of his career with the Bears. Briggs has played just 17 games in the last two seasons with multiple injuries.
Free-agent linebacker Lance Briggs said he will meet with the 49ers on Monday, reports ESPN.com.Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler, has played all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Bears.Briggs appeared in just 17 games during the last two seasons due to various injuries.The 49ers are looking to replace linebacker Chris Borland, who recently announced his retirement.
The 49ers have discussed signing free-agent linebacker Lance Briggs, a source told The Sacramento Bee. The 49ers are looking to replace linebacker Chris Borland, who recently announced his retirement. Briggs is a 12-year veteran, but has only appeared in 17 games during the last two seasons due to various injuries.
The Bears are not planning on re-signing linebacker Lance Briggs, sources told CSNChicago. Briggs has spent his entire 12-year career with the Bears. He'll become a free agent March 10. In eight games during the 2014 season, Briggs totaled 34 tackles and one interception.