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Roundup: After franchise tag blowup, Briggs agrees to stay with Bears

Updated: March 2, 2008, 4:46 PM ET
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Lance Briggs, who tried for a year to leave the Bears for a huge contract, agreed Saturday night to a six-year, $36 million deal to stay with Chicago.

The Bears franchised him a year ago, and Briggs wasn't happy about it. At one point, he pushed for a trade to the Washington Redskins that fell through and didn't happen right before the draft.

"I'm extremely happy about it,"' Briggs told the Chicago Tribune. "With Bernard [Berrian] signing with the Vikings, I think it gave me the opportunity ...

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