Lance Briggs returns to a limited practice for the Chicago Bears

Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) reacts during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a complete role reversal in Chicago when it comes to the ‘Monsters of the Midway’. When you think of that title, the hard hitting, show no mercy defense of the Chicago Bears comes to mind.

Not this season.

This year the ‘Monsters of the Midway’ happen to be their offense. Chicago has been plagued with injuries to key veterans this season as they’ve lost defensive tackle Henry Melton and Charles Tillman for the remainder of the year, if anything, their Chicago Bears career.

The one person they could not afford to lose was outside linebacker Lance Briggs. Before Briggs fractured his shoulder, he was all over the field making plays. He recorded 64 combined tackles with two sacks in seven games this year and is itching to get back on the field.

During his time off the field, Briggs has been seen standing on the sidelines shouting out at the defensive guys who are on the field. Being the longtime Bear linebacker, he’s obviously the leader of the linebacker corps. even tho the team has veterans Anderson and Williams on the squad.

Brigs was able to return to practice today, but was limited according to Jeff Dickerson on Twitter. He hasn’t been medically cleared yet, but his status will soon be updated.

Hopefully he’ll be able to go against the Philadelphia Eagles and help contain LeSean McCoy.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Lance Briggs

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