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Lance Briggs Contingency Plan?

Lance Briggs is arguably the best weakside linebacker in the NFL and has made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons. The Bears recognized his contributions by slapping the franchise tag on him and guaranteeing him a giant pay raise for 2007. That being said, GM Jerry Angelo is keeping his options open and will interview a possible replacement Saturday night at the NFL Combine.

Fans of the Chicago Bears breathed a sigh of relief when the team decided to franchise Lance Briggs on Feb.16. A two-time Pro Bowl linebacker, he has paired with former Defensive Player of the Year Brian Urlacher to form arguably the most destructive linebacker tandem in football. Briggs led the team with 113 solo tackles in 2006 and also intercepted two passes. But while it appears Briggs will...

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