Shop for Chicago Bears gear at Fanatics.com

Bears looking to trade Alex Brown

Brad Briggs at the Tribune reported this morning that the Bears are shopping defensive end Alex Brown. If the Bears can’t find a sucker to take on his contract – he’s due $5 million this year and next – they will release him, leaving him free to sign with any team he chooses.

In addition to his large salary, the justification is that with Julius Peppers, Mark Anderson and Israel Idonije there aren’t enough snaps to be had for four DEs.

While I’ve stood by Jerry Angelo for some of his moves (okay, maybe ‘a very select few’ is more appropriate) this one seems down right idiotic.  If any of the current DEs should be traded or flat out released, it should be Anderson.  But the Bears slapped a 2nd round tender on him and it’s doubtful any team would give up a #2 pick for a dude who’s 3-year sack total is in the single digits (9.5).  You’d think the Bears have learned their lesson in trying to get by without Brown — remember the glorious 2007 season when he was ‘benched’ in favor of Anderson? (Neither do I.)

First the Bears showed money didn’t matter by acquiring Peppers.  Now they’re going to cry “it’s a numbers game” because they don’t want to shell out a few million for a proven performer, locker room leader and by all accounts classy guy? I was excited about the prospects for Brown after the Peppers signing.  With JP attracting a lot of attention on one side and Tommie Harris (hopefully) regaining his old form in the middle, Brown was poised for a big year.  But it looks like we’ll never get the chance to see opposing QBs as the meat in a Brown-Peppers sandwich.

This one just doesn’t make sense to me.  But if it goes down, I’m sure a lot of Bears fans will continue to follow Brown closely.  If I were him, I’d look at signing with the Lions or Vikings so I could get 2 shots at harassing Jay Cutler…and Bears management.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Bears Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

2 Responses to “Bears looking to trade Alex Brown”

  1. What… What… I don’t have anything to say… Besides, I hate junior mints, my favourite cartoon is the Snorks… Gargamel rocks. I’d poke she-ra… Bears better fuck sh!t up!!! My roommate is a saints fan, found out they’re all gay… Crazy night… Learnt some shit

  2. Hello.. Do you wanna make link exchange with http://www.blogofsport.info ? Please let me know.. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Write For Us