The New Orleans Saints and free-agent defensive end Alex Brown have agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the former Bears lineman visited the Saints’ suburban training headquarters on Tuesday and Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had cited defensive end among the defending Super Bowl champion’s more pressing needs since the release of Charles Grant this year.
Brown, a former Florida standout who’ll be 31 in June, has played all eight of his NFL seasons for Chicago, which released him last week. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman started all 16 games for the Bears last season. His six sacks ranked second on the team.