Who dat! Alex Brown signs with Saints

That didn’t take long.

The Chicago Bears pushed Alex Brown into the discard pile last Thursday when they released the veteran defensive end. Now, he’s joined the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Brown has a two-year contract.

Brown will be in the mix to replace Charles Grant, who was cut loose earlier this offseason. What is interesting is Grant played left end for the Saints and in eight seasons in Chicago, Brown was primarily a right end. It’s possible the Saints will ask him to bulk up a little bit to be better prepared to handle the side where the tight end primarily lines up.

The Bears worked, unsuccessfully, for a week to trade Brown. But with the rest of the league knowing they were going to release him, there were no takers. It’s not that there wasn’t interest in him. By signing with the Saints, he cancels a visit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s also believed there was a third visit in the works for Brown.

Upon being released by the Bears, Brown said he had no ill will for his former teammates and believed the franchise was headed for a good season. He knows he’s joining a good team in the Saints, one with a powerful offense that can make life easier on the defense. The deal is believed to be worth $6 million.

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