The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Chicago Bears safety Mike Brown according to the Kansas City Star.
The nine-year veteran quickly established himself as one of the top safeties in the league after being drafted by the Bears in the second round in 2000. He is Chicago’s all-time leader in defensive touchdowns with seven.
Durability is the biggest issue with Brown. He has missed 44 games over the past five seasons due to injuries, though he did play in 15 games last year.
Brown first visited Kansas City on June 3rd, but left without a contract or even a comment from the team. He could push both Jarrad Page and Bernard Pollard for a starting spot in training camp.
When Brown came to visit the Chiefs it seemed like a match made in heaven. Scott Pioli had already acquired two defenders in Zach Thomas and Mike Vrabel to help stabilize the young Chiefs defense and Todd Haley knew him from their days in Chicago together. Clearly the injuries have to be a concern, but I already feel a whole lot better about the depth at safety.