Agent: Bears LB Briggs Targeting Trade

Briggs Baffling Bears?

NFL Network’s 92nd ranked player of the Top 100 in the NFL for 2011.

An impressive resume: three All-Pro selections, six consecutive Pro Bowl trips.

Meet Lance Briggs.  A disgruntled linebacker.

Re-visit the Greg Olsen situation, it’s the same route Briggs is going through, when you consider who’s his agent.

With a demand for a new deal, Lance’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has issued a formal request to explore a trade for the Bears Pro Bowl linebacker.

“The Bears made their decision, now I have to make mine,” Briggs told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. “It’s just how the business works. It’s not going to take away from what I do on the field. I’m 100 percent.

Briggs recently approached the Bears about a pay raise, but higher ups have not changed their stance. Rosenhaus made the trade request through an email to contract negotiator Cliff Stein.

The Bears had no response on the matter Thursday, and their view on the trade request remains unclear. They are about $19.3 million below this season’s salary cap.

To find out if Briggs holds any leverage and what the Monsters of the Midway should do next, visit Bears Gab


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