Big Mistake: DE Alex Brown Released by the Bears

April 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We all saw it coming, but we didn’t really believe that Jerry Angelo and company would dump there most consistent defensive player the Bears had.
Defensive end Alex Brown, 30, is an eight year veteran who has spent all of his NFL career with the Bears. He was making $5 million a season and the Bears couldn’t afford to keep him.
He only had two years left on his deal, but the signing of Julius Peppers, the resigning of inconsistent Mark Anderson, and switching Israel Idonije back to DE made it impossible for him to get playing time.
The former Florida Gator, Brown finishes his career in Chicago with 43-and-a-half sacks, 375 tackles (55 for a loss), five interceptions, and 15 forced fumbles. His 43 1/2 sacks rank fourth in franchise history, he's trailing only Richard Dent, Steve McMichael and Dan Hampton.
Brown was one of the most underrated ends in the game during his time here. He appeared in 127 consecutive games, missing one game in his eig...

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