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Bears WLB Lance Briggs is expected to wear a harness on his left shoulder this season.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) returned to a full practice Friday and has been cleared by doctors to play at Philadelphia.

Briggs would be a dicey IDP bet in fantasy title week because it's unclear whether he'll play a full dose of snaps. Officially, he's a game-time decision.

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Bears coach Marc Trestman is "optimistic" WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) will play in Sunday night's game against the Eagles.

Briggs resumed practicing last week and and participated Wednesday on a limited basis. Barring a setback, he should finally be cleared to return in Week 16.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) is targeting Week 16 for his return.

Recovering from a fractured shoulder, Briggs returned to practice on a limited basis this week. He won't play against the Browns, but has a chance to play against the Eagles. The Bears have been using rookie Khaseem Greene at weak-side linebacker in the meantime, and Greene has struggled mightily.

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Bears coach Marc Trestman is "not optimistic" WLB Lance Briggs will play in Week 15 against the Browns.

Briggs still hasn't gained medical clearance to resume practicing and remains week to week. The Bears have allowed running backs to go over 100 yards in six straight games without Briggs in the lineup and desperately need him to get healthy. Given a a 4-6 week timetable in Week 7, it's possible Briggs is dealing with a setback.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) still hasn't gained medical clearance.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Per coach Marc Trestman, Briggs will be re-evaluated "early next week." Briggs is officially behind schedule, as he was given a 4-6 week timetable upon going down in Week 7. For the sake of Chicago's run defense, Briggs can't return soon enough.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Coach Marc Trestman told reporters Briggs remains "a couple weeks away" from returning to action. Instead of using rookie Khaseem Greene as Briggs' full-time replacement in Week 11, Chicago employed two-linebacker packages and still got destroyed by the Ravens' running game. They face Zac Stacy next.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Briggs injured his shoulder in Week 7 and was hoping to beat his 4-6 week timetable, but he's not going to play Sunday against the Ravens. Khaseem Greene will continue to replace him in the starting lineup.

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Bears WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder) said he expects to beat his 4-6 week timetable.

Briggs separated his shoulder against the Redskins in Week 7. "The way injuries go, the doctors said I'm supposed to be out 4-6 weeks," he said. "I feel more like I'll be out 2-3 (weeks). We'll meet somewhere in the middle." Even with their All-Pro Briggs, the Bears defense was ranked 27th in yards allowed per game and 29th in points. Aaron Rogers and Eddie Lacy are going to have a feast on Monday night.