Alex Brown sure sounds like he's no longer a member of the Chicago Bears.
On his official Twitter page, Brown sent out what appeared to be a farewell message.
See for yourself:
"I am extremely grateful for my time as a Chicago Bear and I wish the Bears the best. I am glad that they gave me an opportunity to realize...
"...A dream I had (as) a child. I appreciate the fans but as we all know this is the nature of the business. Bear down!"
The Bears were shopping Brown, but the club's challenge was his $5 million base salary in 2010 and the distinct possibility that they would release him anyways.
Brown certainly will command interest but other clubs would rather try to negotiate with him as a free agent instead of potentially giving up a draft pick or a player.
Brown has been a durable and consistent performer. But he became expendable after the Bears signed Julius Peppers last month.