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Old 04-06-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

Steve Geller Reporting

The Saints will host another free agent today, this time a defensive end.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Alex Brown will be in the Crescent City after the Bears cut him recently. Brown offers the ability to play both end positions and inside the defensive line.

The 6'3", 260 pounder is 31 years old. He is a former SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and was a 4th round pick out of the University of Florida. Brown has played his entire 8 year career in Chicago and has 43.5 career sacks.

If the Saints don't let him leave town without a contract, Brown will fill a hole left by Charles Grant. New Orleans gave Grant his walking papers in early March.

Other potential suitors for Brown include NFC South rivals Carolina and Tampa.



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Old 04-06-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

why would we get rid of grant to get another grant
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I bet he left town without a contract.
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Re: Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

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why would we get rid of grant to get another grant
I wouldn't compare Brown and Grant.Brown plays hard on every play.I hope the Saints sign him he would be a beast for the Saints.
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he must be somewhat of a declining d.e. or the bears would'nt have sent him packing. but on the other hand the saints see something in him to invite the exbear in n.o. but if he shows to be no better than grant he won't be signed. hey look 601 we all know we need a run and pass rush specialist.
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Re: Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

Just maybe Julius Peppers and his enormus contract had a bit to do with Brown leaving the Bears!

As a retread, he produces a steady six sacks a year. Two years and out.
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Just maybe Julius Peppers and his enormus contract had a bit to do with Brown leaving the Bears!

As a retread, he produces a steady six sacks a year. Two years and out.
well said bil- ind.
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Re: Alex Brown's 1st visit is New Orleans

If he left sans contract, he probably wants too much $, this in an unusual draft year deep in talented DE's and DT's.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by biloxi-indian View Post
Just maybe Julius Peppers and his enormus contract had a bit to do with Brown leaving the Bears!

As a retread, he produces a steady six sacks a year. Two years and out.
Saints agreed to terms with DE Alex Brown on a two-year contract worth roughly $6 million.

Brown, 31 in June, is coming off a 47-tackle, six-sack season in Chicago. While he's never been a big sack guy, Brown defends the run well and will at least give New Orleans durability at left defensive end -- something they've lacked for quite a while with Charles Grant manning the position. Brown's addition shouldn't prevent the Saints from drafting a top defensive end if one is available at the No. 32 overall pick, but certainly increases their options.

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