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

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, 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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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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