Seahawks' Brown expected to miss four games
Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Linebacker Chad Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, broke his left leg during practice Monday with the Seattle Seahawks.

Coach Mike Holmgren said doctors believe Brown likely will miss the first four games of the regular season. Holmgren said Brown broke the bone after getting his feet tangled with tight-end Itula Mili during a passing drill.

Brown, 34, is entering his eighth season with the Seahawks after being signed in 1997 as a free agent from Pittsburgh. Brown ranks fifth in Seahawks' history with 707 tackles and sixth in sacks with 47 sacks.

Holmgren said the Seahawks have no plans to trade for a linebacker. Reserve D.D. Lewis, listed as the backup at both outside linebacker positions, has been held out of contact drills while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.