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49ers Have No “Immediate Plans” To Sign Veteran LB Lance Briggs

New 49ers HC Jim Tomsula told reporters on Saturday that they feel good about their depth at inside linebacker and have no “immediate plans” to sign veteran free agent Lance Briggs to a contract, via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.

As things stand right now, San Francisco has NaVorro Bowman working his way back from a serious knee injury as well as Michael WilhoiteDesmond Bishop, Philip Wheeler and Nick Bellore.

Maiocco reported earlier in the week that the 49ers remain interested in signing the former Bear to a contract.

However, Jeff Dickerson heard that Briggs was close to signing with the 49ers at one point, but the two sides were unable to agree on the money.

Briggs previously visited with the team, but there really hasn’t been any reported progress towards an agreement in the past month or so.

Briggs, 34, finished out his three-year, $17.5 million contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2014, Briggs appeared in eight games and recorded 35 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and three pass defenses for the Bears defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 10 outside linebacker in a 4-3 system.

We have Briggs featured in our Top 100 Free Agents list.