Reports coming out of Bears camp on Thursday indicate that Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will sit out the Monday Night Football Game against the New York Giants. Briggs sat out practice with what was initially reported as a “veteran’s day off” or “general soreness” but it turns out Briggs has a bruised knee.
Expect special teams ace Brian Iwuh to get a majority of the snaps in Briggs’ place.
It’s not too serious and I doubt that Briggs would sit out if this were a regular season game, but it points to a glaring weakness on the Bears that we’ve discussed here before – linebacker depth. After Briggs, Urlacher and Nick Roach, there isn’t much experience in the backup positions. Lofa Tatupu is still out there in case you were wondering.