Briggs expected to play vs. Seattle

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Briggs expected to play vs. Seattle

With all of the upheaval on the offensive line, the Bears do not need more, especially on the other side of the ball. And it looks like one spot of concern wont be.

Linebacker Lance Briggs, who has missed just four games in his nearly 10 years, declared on Thursday, And I dont plan on missing this one, either.

Briggs left Soldier Field last Sunday wearing a walking boot but was device-free on Thursday, although he was held out of practice on Wednesday, the Bears one practice in full pads this week.

His running mate for his whole career seconded the informal injury report.

I dont see that being an issue, said linebacker Bria Urlacher with a slight smile.

Briggs credited modern medicine for his rapid recovery. That and I drink apple juice every morning, he said.

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Here are some of the headlines from yesterday's busy day in Chicago sports:

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Chris Sale starts for White Sox against Rays tonight on CSN+

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Jay Cutler remaining Bears starter not assured when he returns from thumb injury

Blackhawks: Keith unlikely to play first four preseason games

Kyle Hendricks, Kris Bryant help transform Cubs into 100-win team

James Shields gets first win in two months as White Sox beat Rays

Bulls begin 'necessary' new era by creating a culture 'to take steps forward'

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Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

The Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Catch first pitch at 6 p.m. with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (10-8, 3.39 ERA) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (3-6, 4.85 ERA)

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