This thing has dragged on far longer than I either anticipated or wanted, which is to say more than an instant. The Briggs bonanza was a bad idea from the start and keeps getting worse, as by all indications the Bears are about to escalate the requested compensation for Briggs:
So when will we know what the counteroffer is? How the 'Skins respond? Hopefully "broadcast report" is accurate and the mere existence of a counteroffer with additional compensation is enough to terminate this deal. And said counteroffer is apparently pending today:
The Redskins, who offered the No. 6 overall pick to the Bears for Briggs and the No. 31 pick last week, have been in a waiting mode until the Bears decided on a plan.
There is some good news for the dot-connecting crowd -- if good faith is presumed on all parties talk-talk-talking -- per The Times:
In a development last night, it might not matter what the Bears counter with. The NFL Network reported the Redskins' proposal was their final offer and that talks have stalled.