Former Bear Alex Brown Not "On the Eagles' Radar"

Written By Bob Cunningham On Friday, April 02, 2010

Brown, for now, isn't an option for the Eagles' defense.

Many, including myself, viewed defensive end as a high priority heading into this offseason. The Eagles made a couple moves by bringing in Darryl Tapp and cutting Darren Howard, and it looks like they are done addressing the position until the draft.

According to Geoff Mosher, via Twitter, former Chicago Bears' defensive end Alex Brown is not "on (the Eagles') radar." Brown became expendable after the signing of Julius Peppers -- a guy the Eagles also made a run at.

Brown never really looked like a starter, but that doesn't mean he's not a good player. In every year of his eight-year career with the Bears, he ranged from 2.5 to seven sacks, with the 2.5 sack season coming in his rookie year.

If we take out his rookie season, he has never had less than four sacks in one season.

He's also highly durable as he misses very little time and is clearly a consistent player -- something the Eagles lacked in Darren Howard, which was a key component behind his release.

Brown is going to be 31 during the 2010 season, but he's a guy who would come cheap and is clearly good for at least four sacks. It's not great, but he could certainly make an impact as a rotational guy were the Eagles to actually consider it.

You're not going to hear me complaining if they decide they'd rather draft one or two defensive ends in the draft rather than signing a 30+ veteran, but it's probably a move that wouldn't hurt to make.

If he doesn't pan out, he could be cut in the preseason without a second thought.

He doesn't seem to be attracting much attention on the open market, so he could be an option if the Eagles can't get a defensive end they like later this month. However, for now, it doesn't look like a move the Eagles will make.

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