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Ex-Bears LB Lance Briggs still mulling over retirement decision

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 15: Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears waits for the snap against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lance Briggs

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 15: Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears waits for the snap against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lance Briggs

On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that former Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has decided to officially retire from the NFL and will now pursue a career in media.

Briggs has since disputed his decision to retire, announcing on his official Sqor account that the official decision will be made in the "coming weeks."

"If somebody called me and they said, 'Hey Lance, we'd like you to come play football,' I'm gonna say I'm happily gonna retire,'' Briggs said, per the Associated Press report. ''And if they said 'Well, Lance, you know we're gonna offer you this,' I'm gonna say 'Well, there's a good chance you're gonna have a new football player.'"

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Briggs, 34, played in eight games for the Bears last season before landing on injured reserve with a groin injury. In his prime, he was a dominant linebacker who made seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2005-2011.

(h/t Bleacher Report)