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Lance Briggs won't play vs. Giants

Updated: August 18, 2011, 11:53 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith announced after Thursday night's workout that the team plans to hold out linebacker Lance Briggs from Friday's practice, as well as the club's preseason matchup Monday night against the New York Giants.

"We're still getting over a couple of injuries. Lance Briggs has a knee bruise and won't practice tomorrow. We won't play him in the game, but hopefully before long we'll get him out there," Smith said. "We'll just let him rest that knee a little bit."

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