I guess I thought wrong, because today it was announced that, Mike Brown will miss the rest of the season due to a calf injury.
Mike Brown played 15 game this season, which is a lot for a guy, who has been banged up for most of his career.
Many think this will be Brown’s last season in Chicago, since he is a free agent this off-season.
But, I see this guy returning to the team, unless Craig Steltz plays out of this world on Sunday.
Mike Brown recorded 101 tackles, one sack and two interceptions this season.
Recently signed Cameron Worrell, will backup rookie Steltz this Sunday.
Steltz filled in for the injured Brown on Monday night against the Packers.
Lovie Smith had this to say about the loss of Mike Brown:
“Very disappointing for our football team and for Mike, too, injuries are a part of it, and Mike’s been in this situation before. He made it through this time about as long as he had in awhile.”
“Losing Mike Brown for the rest of the season is big.”
He has not played in all 16 games since 2003 and with an expiring contract, his future is in doubt.
For now, Lovie Smith said any conversations about that are “definitely premature.”
“Right now, he’s not going to play this week. That’s about all I can talk about,” Smith said, when asked if he would like to re-sign Brown.
Lovie on Craig Steltz’s first career start:
“Craig’s a good player, he’s played well on special teams, and when we’ve given him an opportunity to play a regular down, he’s come through.”
Cameron Worrell on his chance to play:
“I’ve been through the system, I know what I’m doing. I picked it up fairly quickly when I came back. I’m just here to add some depth and do whatever they ask me to do.”