http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/03/18/overtime/3.html e. He said the Bears had a seven-year, $33-million contract offer on the table for Lance Briggs last year, and haven't offered him a multi-year deal this offseason. It's either play the year at $7.2 million (poor guy) or sit out (he'll never do that) or hope some team comes to the Bears (the Patriots?) and says, "We'll give you a low first-round pick for Briggs,'' and then signs him to a $7 million-a-year deal with $20 million guaranteed. "The Bears haven't given us many options,'' he said. "Come in and play this year at $7.2 million. That's it. They've said to us they have no intention of signing him to a long-term deal. If we'd have signed the deal they offered last year, Lance wouldn't have been among the top 15-paid linebackers in the league.'' I said, "The Patriots ought to send the 28th pick to Chicago for him. The Bears would have to take that, wouldn't they, rather than have a pissed-off player?'' Rosenhaus said: "From your lips to God's ears.''