BREAKING NEWS: Bears release Mark Anderson; sign Charles Grant

Breaking: #Bears have released DE Mark Anderson, according to two league sources. 

Via Sean Jensen (twitter).

Anderson, known for his stellar rookie campaign, where he compiled 12 sacks as a role player. He also received recognition that year for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, finishing second to DeMeco Ryans.

 

Following 2006, the Bears decided to move Anderson up the depth chart ahead of fan favorite Alex Brown. After realizing the move was as useful as Anderson's spin, Brown was promoted back to first team with Anderson coming in mainly in passing situations.

Alex Brown's contract wasn't picked back up this off-season, making him a Free Agent. This move was largely done in the belief that the combination of Anderson and Israel Idonije would be just as, if not more, effective.

Update 1: As an immediate replacement for Mark Anderson:

The Bears are working to sign Charles Grant, the 25th pick in the 2002 NFL Draft of the New Orleans Saints. Grant had 5 1/2 sacks last season for the Super Bowl champion Saints, but he was released in March. 

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Update 2: Adam Schefter is tweeting that Grant and the Bears have agreed to a one year deal 

Sound off WCG, what are your thoughts on all of this? After this, how do you think the Bears feel about the decision to let Alex Brown go?

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