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NFL Defensive Coordinator on Chiefs S Brown: 'What a steal'

The Kansas City Chiefs worked out former Chicago Bears safety Mike Brown about a month prior to signing him to a one year, $900,000 contract.  It was a surprise to most of us since we thought Bernard Pollard had the position on lockdown.  The Chiefs even had another young, though oft injured, safety, DaJuan Morgan, in the wings.

Brown's had a history of injury but, according to one defensive coordinator that spoke with Brad Biggs of National Football Post, he looked like the Mike Brown of old against the Baltimore Ravens.

"He looked like the Mike Brown of old, I mean a long ways back," the coach said. "I’m sitting there watching it and I’m saying to my assistant, ‘What a steal.’

Biggs writes for a Chicago newspaper so it's possible/likely his source is within the Bears organization, Brown's former team.

"He made some big hits and he was just all over the field," Biggs source said.  "They used him at strong and they used him at free."

For now, it looks like the Chiefs have found an impact player.  But for how long, the defensive coach wondered.

"We just have to see if he can stay healthy."