This article is a few days old (May 25th), but in this slowest-time-of the year for Bears and NFL news, it’s worth mentioning.
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs reports in his May team report that most notably, Mike Brown looks to be back 100% from the Lisfranc ligament injury he suffered in the Bears’ thrilling win at Arizona in October, 2006.? Biggs reports that Brown’s recovery allows the Bears to move him back to his more natural position of free safety, while newcomer Adam Archuleta will start at strong safety.??This?strength at the safety position also allows the Bears to continue with their plans to move second-year pro Danieal Manning to cornerback, where the Bears will be hurting soon, as both Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher are headed to big paydays in free agency.
I certainly hope Biggs is right, and Brown is 100%.? But of course, what Biggs can’t predict is if the 100% health at this time of the year will translate into him staying on the field throughout 2007, something that hasn’t happened with Brown since?2003.
The Bears defense with Brown is worlds better than without him, as we have witnessed dating back to the beginning of 2004.