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OT James Brown Stands Out At Rookie Minicamps

Insert your joke about feeling good about James Brown here.

"He has stood out in the drills," coach Lovie Smith said. "You notice him. He's slim, athletic, good size, smile on his face and he was a pretty good player in college. However (he went undrafted), we're just glad he's in our camp."

Brown has been used so far in minicamps on the left side, at both guard and tackle - he won't be pinholed into a spot as of yet, as the Bears want to see where he'll fit in best..

When Brown dropped completely out of the draft from his third-round billing, seemingly no one had a clue why he did. But according to some scouts around the league, the issue was marijuana.

Scouts from three organizations told the Tribune that marijuana was an issue for Brown and that led their teams to remove his name from their draft boards.

When asked if he wanted to address the matter, Brown said, "Could be something to that.

"I don't really want to address it. I don't have any knowledge of exactly what went on (with other teams)."

However he fell, he's in Bears camp now, and so far, he's looking to make the most of what he considers a great opportunity.

"I feel like I have a great chance here," he said. "It's what I do with my opportunity now."

Do you think there's a chance Brown sticks on the 53-man roster?

(Late Edit: H/T goes to MWM54 for linking this in the FanShots)