Brown was released by the Saints on Tuesday.|||||||
Brown, who has played nine NFL seasons and started every game for New Orleans in 2010, was among 11 players let go by the Saints on Tuesday, when NFL teams were required to trim preseason rosters to 80. Brown was slated to earn $3 million in base salary this season and the Saints had added depth at his position in the offseason, drafting California standout end Cam Jordan 24th overall last spring, then signing former Detroit defensive end Turk McBride.
The New Orleans Saints and Brown have agreed to terms on a two-year contract.|||||||
Brown, a former Florida standout who'll be 31 in June, has played all eight of his NFL seasons for Chicago, which released him last week. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman started all 16 games for the Bears last season. His six sacks ranked second on the team.
The Chicago Bears have released Brown. For Chicago, he appeared in 127 career games, including 107 starts, in eight seasons. He had 483 tackles, 43 1/2 sacks, five interceptions, 16 forced fumbled and 11 fumble recoveries. He also blocked three kicks.|||||||
The Bears had tried to trade Brown after signing Julius Peppers. The 31-year-old Brown was a fourth-round selection by the Bears in 2002 out of Florida. He was slated to make $5 million this season.
The Bears expect to see Brown at their minicamp this weekend even though the starting defensive end says he's seeking a trade.|||||||
Brown told Sirius NFL Radio on Wednesday that he asked the Bears for permission to work out a trade. But coach Lovie Smith plans to have Brown at the three-day minicamp beginning Friday. Brown admitted he's comfortable with the Bears, but is eager to explore other opportunities. Still, he has three years remaining on his contract.
The Bears expect to see starting defensive end Alex Brown at their minicamp this weekend even though Brown says he's seeking a trade.|||||||
Brown admitted he's comfortable with the Bears, but is eager to explore other opportunities. Still, he has three years remaining on his contract. Brown had seven sacks last season in a very effective line rotation that helped Chicago reach the Super Bowl, where it lost to Indianapolis.