The possibility exists the Bears will see Mike Brown not once this season but twice.
That does not mean Brown is headed to an NFC North rival. Bill Williamson at ESPN.com reports that the ex-Bear is making a free-agent visit to Cleveland a week after he made his first known trip to Kansas City. The Bears host Cleveland in the preseason finale and again in the regular season.
Brown, 31, plans to continue his career this season and interest is just now growing for him. The Chiefs took a look at him and the timing looked right for a signing there as they had their mandatory veteran minicamp over the weekend, but he went unsigned. Brown could join ex-Bear John St. Clair with the Browns and new coach Eric Mangini.
Throughout his career with the Bears, Brown was known as the unquestioned leader of the defense. It was after the 2005 loss at Cleveland that Brown assessed the team's 1-3 start and said "we suck." The team then embarked on an eight-game winning streat.
*** Special teams coordinator Dave Toub hosted the 16th Annual Golf for the Kids! outing at the Aboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The event supports the Midtown Educational Foundation, an inner-city program that the McCaskeys have long supported. Guard Roberto Garza participated and coaches Tim Spencer, Pep Hamilton and Chris Tabor also took part. Virginia McCaskey is a member of the board of directors of the MEF.
*** Jarrett Payton signed with the Toronto Argonauts.