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Briggs Breaks Pro Bowl News Online

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    BOURBONNAIS, IL - JULY 30: Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears greets new teammates during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on July 30, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    UPDATED: It's confirmed. Briggs is among five Bears selected

    Chicago Bears weak side linebacker Lance Briggs is heading to the Pro Bowl for the seventh season in a row.

    At least, that's what he said.

    "Want to thank the fans, my peers, and the coaches for voting me to my 7th straight pro bowl. Truly is a blessing," he said in a posting on his Facebook page.

    Only problem, the NFL won't announce their selections for until later on tonight, during a special segment on NFL Network.

    Briggs, it appears, spilled the beans.

    D'Oh.

    Update: Former Bear Alex Brown tweeted an early congratulations to Charles "Peanut" Tillman, who also, reportedly, has been selected to the Pro Bowl. Peanut's rep confirmed the news.