The Chicago Tribune reported today Lance Briggs appears close to signing a deal that would get him into training camp on time. Briggs had said he would hold out after receiving the team franchise tag.
Media consensus seemed to be Briggs should report, rather than hold out, because he gained little sitting at home. Now he can practice, get in shape, and if Bears fans are lucky, have a monster season and get the kind of money he wanted. The question is will the Bears or someone else decide to give it to him?
• Another story of note in today's Trib: Charles Tillman signs a new deal.