The Chicago Bears announced yesterday that they have signed DE Alex Brown to a 1-day contract so he can retire a Bear. A team signing a player to a 1-day contract is nothing new. We see these kind of moves all the time and it’s good for professional sports. It shows that the team and player left on good terms. Brown has always loved Chicago and has Chicago in his heart.
Brown did not have a ‘Hall of Fame’ career by any measure, but he had a good 9-year career. Brown started his career with the Bears as he was drafted in the 4th round (pick 104) of the 2002 draft. Brown went downhill after 2008 and was eventually released on April 1st, 2010. The Bears had to release him after failing to trade him. The New Orleans Saints picked him up to a 2-year contract, but it did not go well. Brown only played 1-year for them and was released on April 30th, 2011.
in Brown’s 9-year career, he played in 143 games, 412 tackles, 45.5 sacks, 15 fumbles forced, 12 fumbled recoveries, 5 interceptions and 42 pass deflections.
Brown was the starting DE for the 2006 Bears where they made the Super Bowl. That year the Bears were one of the best defenses and was a joy to watch.
The Bears will honor Brown before Thursday’s preseason opener vs. the Denver Broncos.
Brown is a true good guy and sad his career ended sooner than he probably wanted. As Brown is still only 33-years old. I follow Brown on Twitter and he’s always talking about the Bears. I wish Brown the best of luck with life after football!