Lance Briggs, like so many NFL vets before him, will transition from the rigors of playing linebacker to a cushy analyst job after announcing his retirement.

Briggs announced today that he is retiring from football and taking a job as a Bears analyst for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

I’m excited to continue my partnership with Comcast SportsNet,” Briggs said. “I’ve had the good fortune of being a part of this network over the past few years. I credit Pat Boyle who immediately made me feel at home here and I always told him I wanted to be here after my career. It’s just a great atmosphere and I love being surrounded by some really great people. This was the right decision for me."

“We are pleased and excited Lance will be joining our pregame and postgame Bears coverage beginning this season,” CSN Chicago Senior Director of News and Original Content Kevin Cross said. “His combination of deep football knowledge, his love for the Bears, along with his all-around engaging personality, will be a perfect fit for our in-depth coverage.”

The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker will be joining CSN’s 2015 Bears coverage as a studio analyst on Bears Pre/Postgame Live, beginning with the season opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 13.

By Glenn Erby

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