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    Chad Brown very close to being released by Seahawks

    Seahawks | Brown's Release Imminent - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:22:00 -0700

    Updating a previous report, Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have made no progress in reducing the salary of LB Chad Brown this offseason and his release from the team appears imminent. If Brown is cut, the team will save $2.4 million in salary cap room.


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    Re: Chad Brown very close to being released by Seahawks

    I can't remember which of the three it was, but in one of the games against the Seahawks last year I recall remarking in the chat room that Brown looked like the best defensive player on the field for the Hawks. I know he had injury problems, but his loss will be felt.

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    Re: Chad Brown very close to being released by Seahawks

    I doubt we could afford him, but, could you imagine moving Pisa over to SS as was previously discussed and bringing Brown on board here? Hey, I can dream can't I? No...oh, OK...never mind. :mask:

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    Re: Chad Brown very close to being released by Seahawks

    Yeah, but the Seahawks will free up 2.5 mil? How do they keep pulling this off when they were supposed to be in cap hell?

    And it was never an issue of Pisa being able to play SS, just Arch trying to chase down the likes of Larry Fitzgerald when he get's past the corner.

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    More on the story from Brown's perspective

    Brown seeking Hawks release
    No room for veteran linebacker under current salary cap
    By CLARE FARNSWORTH
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
    Wednesday, April 20, 2005

    KIRKLAND -- Chad Brown expected to be released by the Seahawks on Monday.

    It didn't happen. Yesterday, either. But it will, as the club must free money under its salary cap to sign recently acquired linebacker Jamie Sharper. The preferred option is to have Brown accept a drastic pay cut, but the veteran linebacker has balked at reducing his salary from a scheduled $4.2 million to $1 million plus incentives.

    Even coach Mike Holmgren admits, "This is heading toward an ugly conclusion."

    So why hasn't it happened yet? Especially since little has changed since last week, when Sharper agreed to a five-year, $17.5 million deal.

    The club has yet to receive the contract, which must be signed by Sharper and his agent, Tony Agnone. Once it does, the contract will be signed on their end and submitted to the NFL office. That's when the cash will be needed, and Brown will be released.

    It could happen as early as today. It might not happen until later in the week.

    Holmgren's plan was to have Brown play roughly 15 snaps a game as a pass-rushing end in the nickel defense -- leaving the starting linebacking duties to D.D. Lewis on the weak side, Niko Koutouvides in the middle and Sharper at Brown's old spot on the strong side.

    The incentives included in the Seahawks offer are tied to sacks. But Brown wants a higher base -- $1.5 million or $2 million -- and incentives for playing time as well.

    It's not going to happen. Brown will be 35 in July and has missed 19 starts because of injuries the past three seasons, but still considers himself a starter.



    Brown would like to be released sooner rather than later, because his agent says other teams are interested in signing him and would like to do it before the NFL draft this weekend.

    "I can't accept the contract they've offered and not under the conditions they've offered," Brown said yesterday. "I'd just rather get it over with."

    It's ironic, and sad, that with new club president Tim Ruskell placing such a premium on high-energy, high-character players, the club will release one who has been a warrior during his eight-year stay with the Seahawks.

    "I don't want to say the bridge is burnt," Brown said. "But, boy, I'd hate to walk on it now."

    HAWK TALK: Clemson cornerback Justin Miller, a player the Seahawks would have considered with the 23rd pick overall in the first round of the draft, was arrested Saturday and charged with public disorderly conduct and noise violation. He also lost his license in 2002 after pleading guilty to a drunk driving charge. ... Cornerback Michael Harden, one of the players the Seahawks allocated to the NFL Europe spring league, was named defensive player of the week after intercepting two passes in Berlin's 31-27 win over Amsterdam.

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    Re: More on the story from Brown's perspective

    NFL Network (gotta love the girlfriend's house) said that Pittsburgh is a likely destination for Brown as well as some other cities down the list.
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