Black and Blue all over: M. Brown visits Cleveland
Many of you have asked about the future of former Chicago safety Mike Brown, who the team decided against re-signing this offseason. Brown has begun making free-agent visits, most recently Monday at Cleveland.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Brown toured the Browns' practice facility. The team's interest is unknown, but it's likely Cleveland would be looking for veteran depth behind starters Abram Elam and Brodney Pool.
Brown has also visited Kansas City. He is 31 and has a well-documented past of injuries. But Brown did manage to start 15 games last season and might not be done with his career.
Continuing around the NFC North:
- The Bears had two punters in for workouts Tuesday, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times. Derrick Frost and Richmond McGee both kicked for team officials.
- Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris on the troublesome left knee that has forced him to sit out much of the team's organized team activities: "That's how injuries go: one minute up, next down. You just hope the up comes faster than the down." Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune has the story.
- Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports Minnesota was believed to be in contract negotiations with the agent for quarterback Brett Favre this week. I think that is a likely explanation for why the Vikings have temporarily suspended their pursuit of Favre.
- Agent Bus Cook declined comment to Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- Green Bay tailback Ryan Grant is focusing on explosiveness this offseason, writes Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- Detroit coach Jim Schwartz will serve as the honorary starter for the Lifelock 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Here's the press release.
- Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com writes there are consistency problems with right tackle Gosder Cherilus.