According to ESPN Chicago , Alex Brown has publicly stated he is being barred from offseason workouts and anticipates being traded, or released.
The team views him as expendable, and the rest of the league knows this as well, meaning a trade is unlikely to occur unless it is a late round draft pick or a player of complete insignificance returning to the Bears.
The 'Hawks have been linked to Brown, with a rumored deal being discussed of Brown being exchanged for Seahawks restricted free agent guard Rob Sims.
However, multiple sources have confirmed the Seahawks are not interested in Brown, probably for the same reasons the Bears don't want him either; the Bears, however, are interested in Sims regardless and may still sign him to an offer sheet.
Since the Seahawks preference is to land a third fourth round draft pick for Sims, they could simply wait until the Bears release Brown to add depth to their defensive line.
He would become the top defensive end on the market and the Seahawks would be able to give him a reduced salary because the Bears would be on the hook for the rest of his signing bonus.
Brown finished last season with six sacks despite only starting seven games, that mark would have actually been the leading sacks figure on the lowly Seahawks in 2009.
Personally I hope they add him, but not via trade, a fourth round pick is valuable in this deep draft.
They haven’t been doing much in the way of upgrading this roster, and Brown would certainly be a decent addition to our defensive line.