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Elk Grove native and Chicago Bears star linebacker Lance Briggs will open (or at least lend his name to) smokehouse Double Nickle on Sept. 1.

The restaurant will be located inside the Elk Grove Sports Center at 3443 Laguna Blvd., according to a job listing on Craigslist.

Googling the Elk Grove Sports Center's address reveals that Smokehouse Double Nickle will share a building with Pins N Strikes, Surf Xtreme and California Family Fitness.

The only link available on the restaurant's Web site is for an employment application with Bella James, LLC. One of the officers of the Bella James LLC is Cameron Lee, whose Linked In profile says he's the general manager for Pin's N Strikes. It is not immediately clear if Lee left Pin's N Strikes to open the restaurant, or if the ventures are related.

Briggs was born in Elk Grove and attended Elk Grove High School, per Lance-Briggs.com. He went on to attend the University of Arizona and was drafted by the Chicago Bars in 2003, where he is set to start his 12th season in several weeks. He was also named to the Pro Bowl seven straight times. He also apparently cooks a mean blackened salmon.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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