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Cross San Francisco off list for Briggs

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Reports that the Niners were no longer interested in linebacker Lance Briggs appear founded.

San Francisco agreed to terms with another linebacker tonight, Dontarrious Thomas.

The ex-Viking will pair with Patrick Willis, who reached the Pro Bowl in his first year.

The interesting thing here is while the market is hot for wide receiver Bernard Berrian, who is on his way to Minnesota, there doesn't seem to be major play for Briggs right now, almost two hours into free agency. If that remains the case Friday, it would increase the Bears' chances of bringing him back.

Expect agent Drew Rosenhaus to work hard to create a market for him over the weekend.

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This goes to show how the building of the hype of one player (Berrian) and the low key voice of the other (Briggs) who initially was arrogant about the issue can change the tide. Hopefully what the 49ers had done about their linebacker issue would prove to Briggs that although he can be a great asset to a team, he is NOT irreplacable like he believes he is. As a Bears fan I do want Briggs back for his skill but not his ultra-ego, especially the type of ego Berrian has developed at the moment. "Pride goeth before the fall"

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