A fan-favorite in Chicago and one of the all-time "good guys" to play for the Bears will make one last appearance in the navy and orange.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, Alex Brown will sign a one-year deal with the Bears and retire with the team on Thursday:
Bears have signed DE Alex Brown to a 1-year contract. He will retire a Bear on Thursday. Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 8, 2012The situation is similar to what the Bears did in the past with Marcus Robinson and the recent signingretirement of LaDainian Tomlinson with the Chargers.
Brown, was originally selected out of the University of Florida by the Bears with the 104th overall pick in the fourth-round of the 2002 NFL Draft. In eight seasons with the Bears, Brown registered 310 tackles, 43.5 sacks, five interceptions and 40 passes deflected.
After leaving Chicago, Brown spent one year with the Saints before being released by the team on Aug. 30, 2011.
Stan Bowman likes where Corey Crawford is at this state of the offseason, he said Friday prior to the NHL Draft.
Speaking with NBC Sports Chicago's Pat Boyle, Bowman noted that while Crawford hasn't begun doing any on-ice work, that isn't unusual for players this early.
"We’ve been in contact with Corey and I think he’s been progressing like he normally would," Bowman said. "Most guys don’t do a lot of on-ice work the first couple of months of the offseason.
"Typically they get back on the ice sometime in July, some guys don’t skate until August. I think that’s sort of the plan for Corey as we go along here. I would say he’s right on the normal schedule for the offseason and we’ll just see how that goes."
That's good news for the Blackhawks, who sorely missed Crawford a year ago. The three-time Stanley Cup champion appeared in just 28 games, earning a 16-9-2 record and a 2.27 GAA.
Donte Ingram's 2018 keeps getting better and better.
The March Madness hero, who buried a game-winning 3-pointer in the first round of Loyola's win over Miami, will play on the Bulls' Summer League team.
Ingram, a Simeon Academy graduate, had himself an incredible senior season with the Ramblers, who advanced all the way to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed.
In five NCAA Tournament games Ingram averaged 7.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Ramblers. He also had 18 points in the MVC Conference Championship Game to secure the Ramblers' March Madness berth.
He'll join first-round draft picks Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison on the Las Vegas Summer League team, which will begin play early next month.