- Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee previously reported that the 49ers were considering the idea of possibly signing Briggs to a contract.
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.