Brown tweets thanks to Bears, fans

Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown, who told teammates last week that he will be traded or released, thanked the organization and fans on his Twitter account Tuesday night.

"I am extremely grateful for my time as a Chicago Bear and I wish the Bears the best," Brown tweeted. "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!"

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