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Patriotic gestures by Lance Briggs

Updated: September 9, 2011, 8:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs intends to wear gloves and cleats in the colors of the United States flag on Sept. 11 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he won't be fined for violating uniform policy.

"Reebok great job on these gloves and shoes..looks like I'm getting fined this week. Lol!" Briggs tweeted Thursday. "By far the best fine I will ever have to pay. Thanks"

But the NFL told team equipment managers on Friday morning that players may wear special shoes and gloves made ...

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