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Bears Give Lance Briggs 1-Year Extension

Lance Briggs.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lance Briggs.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The Bears and Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs have agreed on a one-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Briggs’ deal with the Bears now runs through 2014.

“My dream is to retire as a Bear and I know that I will retire a Bear,” Briggs said Wednesday on a conference call. “But I’m just excited right now. I am so juiced that everything, it happened fast and I can focus on preparing for a championship year.”

The linebacker had grown unhappy with his previous deal, asking for more money and more security. Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

“We’re very excited for Lance and for the Bears,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said. “Lance has been a very valuable and productive member of our team. Seven straight Pro Bowls is quite a record of success. This is a very positive step for our team in our efforts to win championships.”