Clements didn't have a problem with the FT because we promised that we wouldn't tag him again. Maybe the Bears should've done the same with Briggs and they could've kept him around for one more year.
I think that this shows that Briggs wants money over a winning team. I honestly don't think he will play another down as a Bear. There's going to be a considerable amount of interest in him. I think the only thing that is going to hold back from him being traded is the Bears GM. However, he did trade Thomas Jones, so I definitely see Briggs be traded.