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The Chicago Bears have been attempting to deal with the disgruntled linebacker for years. Unfortunately, Lance Briggs hasn't been able to reach an acceptable arrangement with the only franchise he has known.
Briggs requested a trade prior to the season, but the demand has yet to be honored. The Bears' inactivity hasn't stopped the rumor mill from picking up steam.
The latest buzz has the former All-Pro headed to the New England Patriots.
The Bears should listen to any offer from Bill Belichick, since the Pats have numerous draft picks that would entice any team.
However, New England isn't going to offer any of them.
Briggs is a 31-year-old run stopper who failed to notch a single sack this past season. The lack of pass-rushing stats could be due to the scheme, but any NFL team would exploit such a talent if present.
The Patriots have little difficulty stuffing the running game. Their biggest need is creating quarterback pressure and Briggs is not the answer.