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Ruben Brown | Guard

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (46) / 2/13/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 300
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (14) / BUF

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Former Bears and Bills guard Ruben Brown announced his retirement from football.
He tried to latch on with a team at age 36 last season, but found no takers. Brown made nine Pro Bowls, including eight consecutive between 1996 and 2003. However, he never earned an All-Pro bid. Brown will likely get some Hall of Fame consideration, but ultimately we're betting he'll fall just short. Mon, Feb 2, 2009 10:29:00 PM

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Free agent OG Ruben Brown's surgically repaired shoulder was recently given medical clearance.

Brown, 36, wants to play another season. He's reportedly drawn some interest from teams, but is no longer likely to be viewed as a starter.
Fri, May 23, 2008 01:40:00 PM

Bears coach Lovie Smith confirmed at the Combine Thursday that free agent LG Ruben Brown will not be retained.

Chicago is remaking its offensive line after it seemingly got over the hill all at once in 2007. The 36-year-old Brown figures to consider retirement.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 10:37:00 AM

Bears LG Ruben Brown expects to return next season after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.

Brown will be a free agent this summer, and the 36-year-old Pro Bowler will likely get a chance to prove he can contribute.
Wed, Nov 14, 2007 09:12:00 AM

Bears placed G Ruben Brown on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

This may be the end of the line for Brown, who will be 36 by the time free agency rolls around next March. A 13-year veteran, Brown has made the Pro Bowl nine times, once for Chicago and eight times for Buffalo. Terrence Metcalf is likely to replace Brown at left guard moving forward. It's not a major loss because Brown wasn't playing well and Metcalf has starting experience.
Thu, Nov 8, 2007 04:38:00 PM

Bears LG Ruben Brown left Sunday night's game with an ankle injury.

Brown was taken to the locker room and is out for the night. It's unclear what his status for Week 4 is.
Sun, Sep 23, 2007 11:20:00 PM

LG Ruben Brown (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday.

Brown sat out Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury.
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 09:06:00 AM

LG Ruben Brown missed practice Wednesday because of a shoulder injury.

If he can't go in Week 2, Terrence Metcalf will take his place in the starting lineup.
Thu, Sep 13, 2007 09:39:00 AM

Bears re-signed G Ruben Brown to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.

Chicago returns all five starters from last year's line, so Cedric Benson won't have any excuses if he's less successful than Thomas Jones. The former Pro Bowler Brown, 35, could be in his final NFL season.
Mon, Mar 26, 2007 09:01:00 AM

The Bears are expected to retain G Ruben Brown, 34, this offseason.

Thought to be finished a few years ago, Brown remains one of the better pulling guards in football. He's one of three Chicago starters headed for unrestricted free agency, but the Bears should be able to re-sign him.
Mon, Feb 5, 2007 09:44:00 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that LG Ruben Brown may be close to signing a contract extension with the Bears.

The 35-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent, but has said he wants to remain in Chicago.
Fri, Dec 29, 2006 09:05:00 AM

Bears LG Ruben Brown was removed for the fourth quarter of today's game to get him some rest.

Swing guard Terrence Metcalf took his place.
Sun, Dec 24, 2006 03:44:00 PM

LG Ruben Brown (pectoral) has been upgraded from questionable to probable.

Brown will play through a torn pectoral muscle, which doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun.
Fri, Nov 11, 2005 08:33:00 AM

Ruben Brown (partially torn left pectoral muscle) is at least another week from returning.

Brown has been unable to practice, so Roberto Garza will start his fourth consecutive game at guard.
Sat, Nov 5, 2005 11:18:00 AM

WR Bernard Berrian (thumb), starting G Ruben Brown (chest), and QB Rex Grossman (ankle) are the Bears major inactives for week eight.

Roberto Garza will start for Brown. P Brad Maynard (calf) and G Terrence Metcalf (ankle) have been granted clearance to play.
Sun, Oct 30, 2005 12:16:00 PM

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