Black and Blue all over: Briggs' status

We still haven’t gotten any official word on the condition of Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs, but Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports he has a mild left knee sprain and a hip pointer that could affect his availability for Sunday’s game against St. Louis.

Whatever the injury, the Bears were concerned enough about it to sign free agent Cato June for extra depth. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times suggests June’s arrival coincides more with his medical clearance last week after recovering from a broken arm. The Bears will spend the next five weeks evaluating June to determine if he could have a role for them next season.

We’ll keep you updated.

Continuing around the NFC North: