Briggs to wear a Shoulder Harness in 2014

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  1. Ojibway Bob

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    More chances a few LB could get drafted again?
     
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    Just means the bears will be drafting a few more LB's as depth behind Briggs, hopefully can find a possible starter to groom to take Briggs place when he retires.
     
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    Emery will be drafting replacements regardless. Age is now Briggs enemy and it's time to groom another LB.
     
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    OK, can I be serious for a minute? The Bears are obviously trimming some fat and some age; Lance Briggs is making $6.5 mil this year with a shoulder harness and only $1 Mil in dead money? Now, if there is a FA linebacker out there that would be a stud for us, would it be smart to cut Lance loose and bring in a different vet LB or would this be too much of a loss in vet leadership for one year? What do you guys think? Even if they wanted to, is there really anyone out there that is still available? I haven't even been looking at linebackers. I love Lance (as seen below), but I love winning more.
     
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    4da, where's the loyalty??? :)
     
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    I do Agree with ya 4da about cutting him but I think Emery is also trying to combat Urlacher's attitude with kindness. So Emery figures that he has the LB's to fill in ( in Emery I trust) and in 1 year Briggs and possibly Peanut will retire. Emery will show he has the compassion as Mother Theresa and the vision that shows we can use their knowledge to help the rookies to learn their roles that will be vacant..
     
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    LOL, compassion of Mother Theresa!:23_28_100[1]:

    I agree that their knowledge and experience is a valuable commodity. I honestly don't know if I would do it (cut him), but that's a chunk of change. It's just food for thought; I don't see anyone on the open market that could effectively replace him at this point, even if he shows some decline, he's better than the FA's left on the market unless someone is cut soon.
     
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    to many holes to fill for the team to cut Briggs and try and fill his spot also.
     
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    yea, I tend to agree ric. There comes a point where you stop making changes or you run the risk of having a NEGATIVE impact instead of a POSITIVE. That said, his cap space could help fill some of those holes, otherwise I wouldn't have even suggested it. But I do agree, at some point you have to stop making changes just for the sake of making changes. I guess I just point it out as a potential if the right opportunity presents itself.
     

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