Briggsy got his extension

Number 55 will be in a Bears uniform through the 2014 season. The Bears crossed another item off their offseason “to-do list” Wednesday when they agreed to a one-year extension for linebacker Lance Briggs.

“My dream is to retire a Bear,” Briggs said, “and now I know I will.”

The decision seemed far more painless than previous attempts for the seven-time Pro Bowler. His agent worked with GM Phil Emery during the NFL scouting combine in February and once the Bears addressed their offseason priorities, Briggs extension was worked out.

“It is by far the least amount of time that I’ve had talking with the Bears on a contract. I’m just very appreciative right now that the work has been recognized and it got handled as fast as it did,” said Briggs.

Easy as pie.