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Bears “optimistic” Lance Briggs can return in Week 16

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The Bears are getting one injured starter back this week with quarterback Jay Cutler returning to the lineup, but they’ll have to wait a little longer before linebacker Lance Briggs is ready to get back in action.

Briggs won’t play against the Browns this week, but he returned to practice on Thursday and said his injured shoulder feels great after two sessions. Coach Marc Trestman indicated that Briggs has a good chance to play in Week 16 against the Eagles as long as everything keeps progressing along the same track.

“I’d be much more optimistic that that could happen,” Trestman said, via the Chicago Tribune. “He got more work today, and we’ll see how he is the first of the week, but it raises our optimism, certainly.”

The Bears run defense has been abysmal since Briggs has been out of the lineup, allowing a 100-yard rusher in each of the six games he’s missed and 1,220 rushing yards overall. With LeSean McCoy looming that week, Briggs’ return would be a welcome one.

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7 Responses to “Bears “optimistic” Lance Briggs can return in Week 16”
  1. theptfpoet says: Dec 13, 2013 3:45 PM

    The vikings are bad at football.

  2. grabgrabgrab says: Dec 13, 2013 4:05 PM

    Of course. Just in time to aid in the attempted elimination of my Packers. Ugh… And the hits keep coming.

  3. coachkilla6 says: Dec 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    Remember when duh Bears lost to the Vikings? That was funny.

  4. deweyaxewound says: Dec 13, 2013 4:55 PM

    coachkilla6 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 4:17 PM
    Remember when duh Bears lost to the Vikings? That was funny.

    _______________________

    Remember when the Vikings won a Super Bowl?

    Remember when the Vikings “organization” showed class, dignity, and progress?

    Remember when Vikings fans weren’t delusional about who and what their team was?

    Me neither.

    I ‘ll give you your little 1-1 split, in order to have an overall winning record, and a shot at the playoffs. Oh, and TWO starting caliber QBs (as opposed to NONE).

    Also, these teams are going in two totally opposite directions – one is only just beginnning to scratch the surface of its potential with loads of young talent, an explosive offense loaded with young weapons, and a brilliant new HC…while the other continues to swirl into a ever-downward vortex of its own misery, uncertainty, disappointment, delusion, frustration, failure, and bitterness.

    That IS funny.

  5. bigkurt6 says: Dec 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    deweyaxewound says:
    Dec 13, 2013 4:55 PM
    coachkilla6 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 4:17 PM
    Remember when duh Bears lost to the Vikings? That was funny.

    _______________________

    Remember when the Vikings won a Super Bowl?

    Remember when the Vikings “organization” showed class, dignity, and progress?

    Remember when Vikings fans weren’t delusional about who and what their team was?

    Me neither.

    I ‘ll give you your little 1-1 split, in order to have an overall winning record, and a shot at the playoffs. Oh, and TWO starting caliber QBs (as opposed to NONE).

    Also, these teams are going in two totally opposite directions – one is only just beginnning to scratch the surface of its potential with loads of young talent, an explosive offense loaded with young weapons, and a brilliant new HC…while the other continues to swirl into a ever-downward vortex of its own misery, uncertainty, disappointment, delusion, frustration, failure, and bitterness.

    That IS funny.

    It sure is

  6. belleby123 says: Dec 14, 2013 7:36 AM

    At least with Briggs on the field there will be a chance of keeping LeSean McCoy under 300 yds rushing.

  7. iowahbr says: Dec 14, 2013 11:18 AM

    Sam Houston to message rider, “Tell Colonel Bowie we’ll be there at the Alamo in 2 weeks and to hold out until then.” Colonel Bowie to message rider “That’s really strechin it, why wait?”

    I’m feeling that same tone again.

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