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Sherman Expects Brown To Sign


The Green Bay Packers may have come to terms with rookie linebacker Nick Barnett, but as of Saturday night another player remained unsigned.

Approaching what would be his 10th NFL season, nose tackle Gilbert Brown has yet to agree to a deal but continues to negotiate with the Packers.

GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman said he expects Brown to be under contract "eventually."

"He wants to do what's best for his family and we want to do what's best for the Packers, and sometimes it isn't always the same," Sherman said.

"He's loyal to the Packers, but he's loyal to his family and himself and I don't fault a player for that."

If Brown continues to miss camp, Sherman said that rookie James Lee would benefit from the increased reps in practice.

A fan-favorite, Brown is coming off a season in which he played 12 games and made 36 tackles. Brown hasn't played more than 12 games since 1999.

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