The Chicago Bears announced that they have reached a one-year contract extension with veteran linebacker Lance Briggs.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Briggs, 31, has started 137 of 140 games over the nine seasons for the Bears, who selected him in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Arizona. Briggs has 965 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 13 interceptions, 58 passes defensed and 14 forced fumbles during his career, which has featured trips to seven consecutive Pro Bowls.
Briggs, who played in 100 percent of the Bears snaps last season, had two years and $11.83 million remaining on a contract he has been happy with, demanding a trade prior to the 2011 season. With the one-year extension, Briggs is now signed through the 2014 season.