Alex Brown Departing Chicago: What This Will Mean to the Chicago Bears

March 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ESPNChicago.com is reporting that defensive end Alex Brown is telling teammates he believes the team is going to try to either trade or release him. This is being attributed to "team sources."
When the Bears signed free agent Julius Peppers to take Brown's right end position, it was widely assumed that Brown would move to the left side of the line, but apparently he will be moving right out of town.
Alex Brown has been a solid, if unspectacular, end for the Bears. To allow him to leave is not devastating by any means, but the rationale goes beyond normal football sense.
For it may make business "cents" to the Bears.
As in dollars and cents. Brown is due to make $5 million this season and trading or releasing him will free up money for the Bears to sign a safety.
If they use the money to actually sign a safety or a wide receiver (Torry Holt perhaps?), then this is a good move. If they are simply being cheap, then it is a bad move. An overly simple evaluation, pe...

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