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Report: Bears LB Lance Briggs to miss 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

The Bears could be without Briggs for 4-6 weeks. (USATSI)
Injuries were one of the biggest storylines coming out of Sunday's action and the Bears were among the teams hit hardest.

Quarterback Jay Cutler left Chicago's Week 7 game against Washington with a groin injury and he'll be out four weeks. Linebacker Lance Briggs was also forced from Sunday's action with a shoulder injury, and according to NFL.com, he's expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

That means the Bears' defense will be without Briggs and linebacker D.J. Williams, who was placed on injured reserve last week after tearing a pectoral muscle.

Moving forward, expect Khaseem Greene and Blake Costanzo to see more action in Briggs' absence.

A month ago, the Bears were 3-0 and Cutler looked like one of the league's best quarterbacks. But injuries and inconsistencies have Chicago sitting at 4-3, a half-game back of Green Bay -- a team, incidentally, that started 1-2.

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