Friday, April 9, 2010
Former Bears safety Brown visits Cardinals
By Jeff Dickerson
With so much focus being paid to the Chicago Bears' safety situation, it's sometimes easy forget about a certain quality, veteran safety still on the market: Mike Brown.
The former Bears standout visited the Arizona Cardinalson Friday, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton.
Unfortunately for Brown, Arizona may not be the best fit considering the Cardinals have Adrian Wilson, Kerry Rhodes and Matt Ware on the roster, but the former second-round pick out of Nebraska proved he could still play last season.
Brown, who originally hails from Scottsdale, Ariz., had 103 tackles and three interceptions for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, participating in all 16 regular season games for the first time since 2003.
The reason for Brown's demise with the Bears was two-fold; he no longer possessed the quickness to cover at free safety, while lacking the durability to line up for extended periods of time at strong safety.
But there was one thing you never questioned when it came to Brown, and that was his leadership, although his blunt criticisms of the Bears' poor play over the years occasionally rubbed a few teammates the wrong way.