The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent DE Alex Brown, Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.
Brown, a former fourth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2002, has played his entire eight-year NFL career to date with Chicago, appearing in 127 regular season games with 107 starts. The 6-3, 260-pound lineman has totaled 481 tackles (289 solo) with 42½ sacks, five interceptions, 16 forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries in his career. He has also played in four postseason games – all starts – making 14 tackles with one sack.
The former All-American at the University of Florida was released by Chicago last week despite having started all 16 games for the Bears for the sixth time in his career in 2009. Brown tallied 37 tackles with five sacks and a fumble recovery last season.