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    Saw it on the bottom of ESPN. Good De. What do you guysd think?

    http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/CHI/10184941


    Thanks to jackalope

  • #2
    this has been rumored for some time now

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    • #3
      This isn't really new news. I'd take him if the price was right, but I think that he benefited a lot from the people around him. Plus he just seems like Andre Carter V2. We really need a nice big chunky DLmen to help take up space.

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      • #4
        It's highly unlikely he'll be traded, and if you read the article he realizes that (and fawns excessively about how he would be happy staying with the Bears). He really has no leverage so he'd only be traded if the price was right, and I don't think with him wanting a new contract the FO will find an offer they like.


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        • #5
          Things are only going to get worse in Chicago because of how penny-pinching the front office is. Players will become more disgruntled and disenfranchised, free agents are already being told not to come in by players in the locker room, etcetera.

          It's a good thing the Bears didn't have trade for the 6th overall pick, or there would be a long hold-out just as there was with Cedric Benson in 2005.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Geo View Post
            Things are only going to get worse in Chicago because of how penny-pinching the front office is. Players will become more disgruntled and disenfranchised, free agents are already being told not to come in by players in the locker room, etcetera.

            It's a good thing the Bears didn't have trade for the 6th overall pick, or there would be a long hold-out just as there was with Cedric Benson in 2005.
            There's absolutely nothing to substantiate the rumors that players were saying that. I saw that nowhere outside of PFT and 80-90% of their stuff is completely made up. Not to mention that the Bears actually spent a fair amount of money in taking on Archuleta, signing Anthony Adams, and resigning Rueben Brown. Not to mention giving the whole coaching staff new contracts.

            As for players being disgruntled, Brown isn't disgruntled. Read his comments. Briggs is the only one making a huge piss, and that happens quite frequently when players are franchised.

            This is the result of having a championship team, players are going to want more money, nothing more than that. The Bears are in the top half of the league for payroll. The stereotype that they are cheap is just that.


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            • #7
              see: asante samuel...

              but. brown's not going anywhere. no one is going to pay him what he wants.
              and he'll be getting plenty of reps, he's a good end. and should probably look better this year.

              then he might have some leveraging.
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              • #8
                The players have to much power and control nowadays, let him get traded to a terrible team please
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                • #9
                  I like Brown a lot and he has gone about this the right way by keeping it respectful and low key. The writing was on the wall that Mark Anderson could supplant him if he didn't up his produciton. It upsets me that when he feels Anderson breathing down his neck he tries to get a trade instead of working harder to keep his starting job.

                  He was the kind of player that could look like the DPOY for one game and then completely absent the rest. Tampa Bay in 2005 he was all over the field.

                  The penny-pinching comment is very much based on a media creation. If you look at the signings of Ricky Manning Jr., Brian Griese, Mushin Muhammed, Thomas Jones, and John Tait you'll see that they actually overpay for the guy they really want rather than settle for next best guy.

                  One thing that people fail to realize about the Bears recent personal decisions is that you have to put Tommie Harris into the context of everything. He's a unique talent that is going to demand a large contract after this year and the Bears aren't going to miss out on signing him just to sign some players who are all just roleplayers in comparison to him.

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                  • #10
                    i dont see why he would go anywhere.... its not like another team will give him another contract because he still has 3 years left... plus he is playing well for a contender.... not sure why you would want to ruin that opportunity


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jkpigskin View Post
                      i dont see why he would go anywhere.... its not like another team will give him another contract because he still has 3 years left... plus he is playing well for a contender.... not sure why you would want to ruin that opportunity
                      Because Mark Anderson is going to take his starting spot. He's going to talk about a new contract but the new contract is just a euphamism for him wanting to see how much the Bears still value him, which isn't as much as they did two years ago before they had Anderson and Bazuin.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                        There's absolutely nothing to substantiate the rumors that players were saying that. I saw that nowhere outside of PFT and 80-90% of their stuff is completely made up. Not to mention that the Bears actually spent a fair amount of money in taking on Archuleta, signing Anthony Adams, and resigning Rueben Brown. Not to mention giving the whole coaching staff new contracts.
                        Per rotoworld:

                        Archuleta:
                        (3/20/2007) Signed a three-year, $8.1 million contract. The deal includes $5 million guaranteed.

                        Adams:
                        (3/25/2007) Signed a four-year contract. The deal included a $1 million signing bonus.

                        Brown:
                        (3/26/2007) Signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract.

                        Considering Brown and Archuleta are 16-game starters, and Adams will be a considerable part of the rotation at tackle, there's nothing there that proves your point. Not to mention the signing of Archuleta will force the injury-prone Mike Brown to either restructure his contract or be cut outright.

                        This is the result of having a championship team, players are going to want more money, nothing more than that. The Bears are in the top half of the league for payroll. The stereotype that they are cheap is just that.
                        19th doesn't qualify as top half of the league, last I checked.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                          Because Mark Anderson is going to take his starting spot. He's going to talk about a new contract but the new contract is just a euphamism for him wanting to see how much the Bears still value him, which isn't as much as they did two years ago before they had Anderson and Bazuin.
                          true, but i feel Brown is more valuable than Ogunleye, but that might just be me... Brown is younger and i think cheaper... tell me if im wrong


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                          • #14
                            From Larry Mayer on the official Bears site.

                            Larry: Last night on NFL Network, I heard Alex Brown talking to Sirius Radio about asking the Bears for permission to seek a trade. Is this true and why?

                            Nivaldo R.
                            Chicago

                            Nivaldo: Yes, Alex Brown has asked for and received permission to seek a trade. But it’s not a situation where he’s demanding a new deal or threatening to sit out. He still has three years remaining on the contract extension he signed in 2004 and apparently just wants to see if there’s another team out there that’s willing to give him a new deal. I suspect that he probably is also concerned about losing some playing time after Mark Anderson’s breakout rookie season last year. Here’s what Brown said during the radio interview you alluded to: “We’re just trying to see what’s out there. That’s what we’re trying to do. It’s not the Bears. They don’t want to get rid of me. It’s just that I want to see what else is out there. I think I’m a very good guy. It’s just sometimes you kind of want to test to see if there’s something else out there for you.

                            “I just want to let everybody know there’s nothing wrong with me. I really, really enjoy where I’m at. I love the city of Chicago. I love the team. It’s just that opportunities come up and if I’m able to get an opportunity somewhere else that would be fine. I definitely love playing here and if I’m playing here next year I’ll give it everything I’ve got just like I always do.

                            “If nothing happens and I’m on the same contract that I’m on I’m going to play football because that’s what I love doing. I love playing football and I just can’t see myself sitting down or sitting out or something like that because of a contract. No way. I’m going to play. That’s what I do. I’m going to go play. I love football. I wouldn’t want to give it up. I’m 27. I feel great. I’m anticipating having my best year of my career. No way I’d sit out. Not me.”



                            Sounds pretty disgruntled and disenfranchised to me.
                            Last edited by SFbear; 05-17-2007, 04:15 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Geo View Post
                              Per rotoworld:

                              Archuleta:
                              (3/20/2007) Signed a three-year, $8.1 million contract. The deal includes $5 million guaranteed.

                              Adams:
                              (3/25/2007) Signed a four-year contract. The deal included a $1 million signing bonus.

                              Brown:
                              (3/26/2007) Signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract.

                              Considering Brown and Archuleta are 16-game starters, and Adams will be a considerable part of the rotation at tackle, there's nothing there that proves your point. Not to mention the signing of Archuleta will force the injury-prone Mike Brown to either restructure his contract or be cut outright.


                              19th
                              doesn't qualify as top half of the league, last I checked.
                              Mike Brown isn't going anywhere. They'll talk about restructuring his contract but he's not going to get cut.

                              Regardless of the rest of it, you've yet to effectively make a case that "things are only going to get worse". Brown is going to show up and play if there is no value out there to trade him for. Thomas Jones was traded because they had to start Benson. The only player of concern is Briggs. If he doesn't show up that will be a blow, but I think when given the choice between 7.2 million or nothing he will cave.


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