Lance Briggs figures his time with the Chicago Bears is coming to an end. He's not sure if his career is, too.

A week shy of 34 and with his contract set to expire, Briggs acknowledges his 12-year run with the Bears will likely end this season.

He says he understands "the reality of it" and is "proud of all the years I've had here."

The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker is expected to return against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this week after missing the past three games with a rib injury. The Bears are 3-5 and trying to remain in playoff contention after dropping four of five before their bye.

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