In a move to help the team and help himself, Bears safety Mike Brown has agreed to restructure the final year of his five-year, $17 million contract. The 30-year-old has had an awful string of bad luck, not being able to stay on the field over the past few seasons due to a variety of injuries. The base pay for final year of the deal for Brown has gone from $2.44 million to $950,000 according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The paper says that if Brown is hurt before the season starts, his base salary will be trimmed to $320,000. He has missed 43 regular-season games over the past four seasons. Last year it was 15 games on the sidelines after tearing his ACL in the teams season opening loss to the Chargers on September 9th. He has 449 tackles, four interceptions and seven forced fumbles to go with seven defensive touchdowns in 85 career games. While a force when healthy, he simply has been unable to prove his worth due to the injuries.