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Star in the making

After Sunday, Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache said he might have to reassess rookie linebacker Lance Briggs' status.

"Last week he was still a rookie," Blache said. "I'll have to look at the video after this one and let you know if he's still a rookie. He still does some (rookie) things, but he's maturing faster than most rookies do, that I have to give him." Briggs has started the past five games on the strong side, and he's not playing like a rookie anymore. Not after leading the team with 10 tackles... Recommended Stories