Lance Briggs, Bears Agree To 1-Year Contract Extension

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 23: Linebacker Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears reacts after an interception late in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23 2011 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lance Briggs signed a one-year contract extension with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, keeping him with the team through the 2014 season.

Lance Briggs has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Chicago Bears, the team announced Wednesday. The seven-time Pro Bowler will stay with the team through 2014. He has started 137 of 140 career games with the Bears, and played 100 percent of the team's snaps last season.

Briggs had two years and $11.83 million remaining on his contract before signing the extension. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed though it is safe to assume the linebacker will be handsomely rewarded for his production and consistency over his nine seasons with Chicago. For his career, he has 965 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 13 interceptions and 14 forced fumbles.

The Bears defensive front should once again be among the more formidable in the NFL this season. Last year, they gave up the fifth-fewest yards rushing of any team in the league.

For more on Briggs and the Bears, head over to the SB Nation blog Windy City Gridiron and check out SB Nation Chicago.

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