While the Chicago Bears are still in limbo about defensive end Alex Brown, the team has started to get some interest according to ESPN about grabbing his services. Brown has said from day one that he is not coming back to the Bears, and the team has basically had him on the market for the last two months. Two teams that are in the possible mix for Brown are the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The report from Len Pasquarelli says that KC would like to pair Brown with end Jared Allen to give the team a better pass rush, which is something that Herm Edwards wants for his unit in 2007. As for the Titans, and are looking at Brown as a player that can take some of the pressure off of Kyle Vanden Bosch, which would allow him to be even better when it comes to rushing the quarterback.
There is reports that a third team is also looking at Brown, but who that team is has yet to be identified. Pasquarelli also says that the third team in the mix has also backed off Brown, leaving the Chiefs and Titans as the two big teams still in the hunt for the five-year vet. Chciago is looking for a third or fourth round pick for Brown, but the report says that the trade would almost for sure have to be a sign-and-trade deal.
Brown’s contract has him making just $595,000 this season, $670,000 next year and $670,000 in 2009. He signed that extension in 2004, and is going to for sure want to upgrade those numbers with his new team. The Bears are going to want the situation with Brown to be done soon, to avoid any distractions in the teams training camp this summer.