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What does June's arrival mean for Briggs?

Chicago’s decision to sign free agent linebacker Cato June is an ominous signal about the condition of linebacker Lance Briggs, who injured his knee during Sunday’s 36-10 loss at Minnesota.

We don’t have any official word yet from the team, but June’s signing has been confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Early indications have been that Jamar Williams would replace Briggs in the short term, but if nothing else, June will provide depth at the position.

The Bears have already lost two of their opening-day linebackers, Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa, to season-ending injuries. We’ll keep you updated on Briggs as more information is confirmed.