Bears settle Lance Briggs issue

Just a quick note to pass along that the Chicago Bears have renegotiated the contract of linebacker Lance Briggs, who last summer requested a trade because his contract no longer had any guaranteed money remaining. He was set to earn $3.75 million in 2012 and $6.25 million in 2013, but only if he were on the roster for the entirety of both seasons. The new deal adds an additional year to the contract, meaning it expires after the 2014 season, and presumably includes a bonus of some sort. I'll be back with some analysis once we learn more details.