LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Lance Briggs made it clear just a few weeks ago he wanted to be traded if the Chicago Bears wouldn't restructure his contract. He hasn't stopped making big statements since then.
He's just delivering them on the field.
The six-time Pro Bowl linebacker has been creating his usual havoc and will try to keep it up against Carolina on Sunday. Chicago (1-2) will look to brush off back-to-back losses to New Orleans and Green Bay.
The 30-year-old Briggs has been credited with 15 tackles by the team in each of the past two games. Coach Lovie Smith says the Bears need their stars to perform that way.