From Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com:
“We won’t play him in the game, but hopefully before long we’ll get him out there,” said coach Lovie Smith. “We’ll just let him rest that knee a little bit.”
Briggs, who has been selected to the last six Pro Bowls, has missed just four games due to injuries in eight seasons with the Bears. Since the 2003 third-round draft pick was elevated to the No. 1 defense four weeks into his rookie season, he has started 121 of 125 games.
Other starters who sat out Thursday’s practice with general soreness included middle linebacker Brian Urlacher and wide receiver Devin Hester. Their status for Monday night’s game is not known.
With Lance Louis back as the starting right guard Thursday after falling ill Wednesday, Roberto Garza moved back to first-team center and Chris Spencer worked as the second-team center.