Bears optimistic that Lance Briggs can return week 16

The Bears will see the return of QB Jay Cutler this week against the Bears but the leader of their defense will be out at least one more week.

[Lance] Briggs won’t play against the Browns this week, but he returned to practice on Thursday and said his injured shoulder feels great after two sessions. Coach Marc Trestman indicated that Briggs has a good chance to play in Week 16 against the Eagles as long as everything keeps progressing along the same track.-ProFootballTalk.com

Briggs would be welcomed back with open arms for week 16 when the Bears take on Lesean McCoy and the Eagles