Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will miss the remainder of the season due to a groin injury that could end his long tenure with the franchise.
Briggs, a free agent at season's end, was placed on injured reserve one day after Chicago's 34-17 Thanksgiving loss at Detroit. The 34-year-old was inactive for the game after hurting his groin in last Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay.
A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, Briggs has spent his entire 12-year career in Chicago after being taken by the Bears in the third round of the 2003 draft. He ranks fifth in club history in games started (170) and has led the team in tackles five times.
Briggs also sat out three games with a rib injury earlier this season, which he ends with a career-low 35 tackles along with one interception and one forced fumble in eight outings.