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Bears' Briggs Understands Forte's Position
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- If there is a player on the Chicago Bears who could understand Matt Forte's position, it's probably Lance Briggs.

After all, he's had his share of contract confrontations.

With Forte locked in a staredown with Bears management, Briggs voiced his support for the Pro Bowl running back.

He says Forte has ''put his life and his mind and body on the field for all of us'' and is not letting anyone down by missing organized team activities.

Briggs spoke after Wednesday's session.

Forte hasn't signed his $7.74 million tender after being slapped with the franchise tag. He has until July 16 to negotiate a multiyear deal.

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