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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Brown should thrive with Saints

By Jeff Dickerson

That didn’t take long.

Six days after being released by the Chicago Bears, defensive end Alex Brown has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This seems like an excellent situation for Brown, who not only joins the defending Super Bowl champions, but also becomes a member of an aggressive Saints’ defense run by coordinator Gregg Williams.

Brown, 30, should be a strong contender to replace left defensive end Charles Grant in New Orleans, although Brown played primarily on the right side in Chicago. Aside from acquiring a quality defender, the Saints have immediately increased their character and leadership quotient in the locker room, and I suspect fans in New Orleans will be quick to embrace the former fourth-round pick out of Florida.

The Bears and Saints are not scheduled to meet in the regular season, so any hope of Brown taking revenge on his former team would have to wait until the postseason.