The Bears have made the decision they want to re-sign three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs to a longterm contract.
If their price matches what he is seeking remains to be seen.
The club is comfortable with writing a big check, though.
“We do [take character issues into consideration],'' general manager Jerry Angelo said. ``We have. Are those issues that we’ve talked about internally? We have. But we’re OK with Lance. We’ve had Lance for a long time and we know him. In terms of what he does at Halas Hall has been exemplary.
``His durability, his practice habits. Everything that we do or ask him to do, he’s been great for business. Certainly we’re always concerned about the citizenship, but a lot of that ties into his own personal life. Again, we’re comfortable with him and hopefully we’ll be able to get a good resolution. That’s the plan, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”