Bears agree to 1-year extension with Briggs

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Lance Briggs, keeping the Pro Bowl linebacker through the 2014 season.

The Bears announced the deal on Wednesday. Financial terms were not immediately released.

Briggs pushed hard for a new contract at the start of last season, but the Bears wouldn't budge.

With three years left on a six-year, $36 million contract, general manager Jerry Angelo basically told Briggs at the time to leave him alone when the linebacker asked for permission to seek a trade if he couldn't get a renegotiated deal before the season.

Angelo was fired after an 8-8 finish and he has been replaced by Phil Emery.

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