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  1. jeffbiologist

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    Peppers signing makes him obsolete in Chicago and NFL LIVE just reported they are looking to trade/release him. He is more of a 4-3 DE, but I have always loved his pass rushing skills and I'd find a place for him in the Green role. Anyone else??
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released

    Brown signed another two-year, $15.5 million extension on 2/18/2008, which included $5 million up front. 2010: $5 million, 2011: $5.5 million, 2012: Free Agent
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released

    Would remove the need to bring back Burgess really, and would fill the role Green played in years past like you said.

    Wouldn't really be a viable starter in the 3-4 though, so we'd still be looking for a more stout RE.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released

    Yes, but this becomes irrelevant when he gets cut.

    I don't think he has a role in this defense.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Unless he could make the transition to OLB, he wouldn't do much good for the team. However,we could sign him to a 1-2 yr deal, bring him into camp and give him a look. If he seems like he could contribute, keep him. If he struggles, cut him. It's an uncapped year, so no harm, no foul.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Think his price will be too high..
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    6'3 260

    Could he convert to OLB? Even after his injury we had some pretty good success with another former Bears DE in Colvin.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released

    He may be the best pure pass rushing DE/OLB available. I dont think he is an every down player, but I certainly think he can play the elephant as big Willy did on passing downs. He is a tweener in this defense but how can you pass up that kind of pass rusher??
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    But Colvin was a LB for Chicago not a DE
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released

    which hasn't happened.

    so, I guess the assumption is that he will be cut, and then get a better offer from the pats to be a ptp'er than he'll get from other teams.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Colvin wasn't a DE for the bears. He, Urlacher, and Holdman were a pretty scary LB corps.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Colvin did play DE on passing downs in the nickel and dime packages. But your right his primary position was OLB.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    ok, NOW let the speculation commence.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    No, he lined up on the end of the defensive line, but that did not make him a defensive end any more than some team will consider signing Brady as a WR becasue he caught a pass or two.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Actually if your at the end of the Dline with your hand in the ground your a DE that play. And if Brady lined up as a WR on a play then he was a WR on THAT play whether he caught the ball or not. When Vrabz lined up as a TE in goal line packages he was a TE on those playe, even though his position is OLB.
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    Re: Alex Brown to be released by Bears

    Teams will step up and make a much better offer than that. I won't be surprised if he finds a 3/4 year deal in range of 8-10mm.

    Needless to say, minimum salary prove-it deal we are so fond of here in NE won't work. He is a better player than that.

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