So the Lance Briggs scenario in Chicago has escalated to the point where maybe some feelings are beyond hurt. My prediction is that Lance Briggs will either play for the Chicago Bears or no one at all, and here's why:
Despite this lack of intuitive pretext for the move, SeattlePi.com says someone else (more on that in a moment) says the 'Skins are interested:
Told of the report, Ruskell said, "There's no truth to that whatsoever."
Also, as Redskins Insider reminds us, Drew Rosenhaus is pretty much Mr. Redskins Superagent. Santana Moss, Sean Taylor and Clinton Portis (coincedence that they're all "U" guys?), among others, are already repped by The Drew. And among people who have visited Redskins park?
All that said, I don't believe a word of it. The Redskins have already signed a linebacker this free agency, lack the cap room (especially with the 4+M hit Archuleta lays on us), and don't have compensatory picks to offer in exchange for Briggs. Seattle is wise to deny it as they may or may not have 52 people on their roster currently listed as a client of Rosenhaus. I wouldn't be surprised if the Redskins remain mum on such rumors as a personal favor to Drew so he keeps his clientele happy with the franchise. Or else I doubt the team handles externally (or gives a damn hoot about) what Drew Rosenhaus is intimating elsewhere. Does it hurt the Redskins if other teams think we're interested?
Anyways, my personal uninformed opinion is that the Redskins are not interested in Lance Briggs nor should they be. He carries far too hefty a price relative to what he brings as a player to what has become kind-of-sort-of a crowded Linebackers unit. It is bubkes!