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Alex Brown

Alex Brown - #96 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 06/04/1979
Birthplace Jasper, FL
College Florida
Years played 10
Drafted 2002, 4th round, 6th pick by Bears

Brown retires as a Bear

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
DE Alex Brown signed a one-day contract with the Bears Wednesday so that he could retire as a member of the organization.

Saints FS Jenkins a disappointment in 2011

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Expectations were raised for Malcolm Jenkins in 2011 as he entered his third season, and perhaps the bar was set too high.

Careers interrupted

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
Proud, out-of-work veterans such as Mike Karney and Alex Brown try to balance their love for the game of football with hanging on too long.

Saints release DE Brown

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
DE Alex Brown has been released by the Saints, according to a tweet he sent on Tuesday afternoon.

Pass-rush help one of Saints’ top needs

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Team observers are largely in agreement that finding pass-rush help — most likely at defensive end — is sure to be a priority for the Saints after starting DEs Will Smith and Alex Brown made only 7½ sacks combined last season.

Reports: Saints release DE McCray

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Reports indicate the Saints have decided to part ways with veteran DE Bobby McCray.

Saints’ Brown, McCray, Wilkerson in DLE mix

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DE Bobby McCray started all three playoff games at left end for the Saints last season after the usual starter, Charles Grant, suffered a torn triceps in Week 17, but McCray likely will fill a pass-rush specialist role next season.

Reports: Ex-Bears DE Brown to join Saints

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Saints made their first significant free-agent addition of the offseason Wednesday, reportedly signing former Bears DE Alex Brown.

Bears could regret cutting cord with Brown

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Alex Brown has moved on from Halas Hall — for better or worse. And according to many close to the team, the Bears could be a lot worse off without him.

Bears release DE Brown

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Bears made it official on Thursday, releasing DE Alex Brown in a long-rumored move.


Posted Aug. 30, 2011
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.
Posted April 07, 2010
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.
Posted April 01, 2010
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.
Posted May 17, 2007
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.
Posted May 16, 2007
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.