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Long-Time Bears LB Lance Briggs Retiring From NFL

Update: Lance Briggs announced via his Twitter account Wednesday that he hasn't officially filed his retirement papers yet. However, Briggs tells Brad Biggs that that he plans to submit paperwork to NFL making his retirement official in...

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...

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Cowboys, Lions, & Vikings

49ers Jeff Dickerson heard that veteran LB Lance Briggs was close to signing with the 49ers at one point. However, the two sides were unable to agree on the money. Bears Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago spoke to one...

49ers Still Interested In Veteran LB Lance Briggs

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers remain interested in signing former Bears LB Lance Briggs to a contract. Briggs previously visited with the 49ers, who have been the only reported team to show interest...

NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Dolphins, & Steelers

49ers Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area doesn't see the 49ers trading up for Alabama WR Amari Cooper in this year's draft, given that the could use some more depth at other positions. Maiocco points out...

NFL Notes: 49ers, Jets, Raiders, Rams, & Titans

49ers Paul Gutierrez writes that the 49ers are in a unique position in that at No. 15, given that they have the luxury of drafting for need rather than taking the best player available. Gutierrez doesn't...

NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Browns, Buccaneers, & Falcons

Draft Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that FSU DL Eddie Goldman will be visiting with the Browns, Colts, 49ers, Lions, Patriots, and Panthers over the next few weeks. The Panthers met with UConn CB Byron Jones again...

49ers Hosting LB Philip Wheeler For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the 49ers will be hosting former Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler for a visit on Monday. San Francisco continues to meet with available free agent linebackers now that Patrick...

49ers Hosting Veteran LB Lance Briggs For A Visit On Monday

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that free agent LB Lance Briggs has scheduled a visit with the 49ers for Monday. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee previously reported that the 49ers were considering the idea of possibly signing Briggs...

49ers Interested In LBs Brandon Spikes, Lance Briggs, Mason Foster, & Erin Henderson

Update: 49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed that they have  interest in free agent linebackers Lance Briggs, Mason Foster, and Erin Henderson on Tuesday, per Matt Barrows. Baalke added that they're also considering form Bills ILB Brandon Spikes.  Darren Wolfson...

NFL Notes: Brandon Marshall, Bears, Bills, Cardinals, Dolphins, & Eagles

Brandon Marshall Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk writes that a number of factors will ultimately make it difficult for the Bears to trade veteran WR Brandon Marshall. This probably isn't a big surprise given...

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Buccaneers, Redskins, & Saints

Bears Bears GM Ryan Pace conceded that they face big decision regarding veterans CB Charles Tillman and LB Lance Briggs. "We've talked to those guys," Pace said. "They are great Chicago Bears. We are still going...

Lance Briggs Open To Re-Signing With Bears, Willing To Move To ILB If Needed

Impending free agent OLB Lance Briggs says he's open to returning to the Bears the next season now that they have a new GM and head coach in place. According to Briggs, the previous regime...