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Bears, Redskins enter talks about a trade for Briggs

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Washington Redskins have talked with
the Chicago Bears about disgruntled Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, who has threatened to sit out the 2007 season after the NFC
champions slapped a franchise tag on him.

"The two teams have talked and its in their hands now,"
Briggs' agent Drew Rosenhaus told the Daily Southtown of suburban
Chicago on Tuesday. "It's out of my hands now."

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, in town for the NFL
meetings, said:

"We will take what [the Redskins] said under consideration and
we told them if there's anything on our part we would get back with
them," Angelo said, adding there is no timetable for a deal.

"I'm taking it under advisement. ... I didn't come down here
anticipating any of this. I'll take it under consideration and get
back with them."

Briggs, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker, would earn $7.2 million
in 2007 from the Bears, the average of the five highest salaries at
his position.

He met Monday with Angelo.