Canadian Football League

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Former Canadian Football League player traded to Bears

The Bears acquired Miami Dolphins linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for tight end John Owens and a conditional draft pick Monday.Both players must pass a physical for the trade to be final.
Ayanbadejo, a Pro Bowl alternate on special teams last year, has led Miami in special teams tackles in each of the last two seasons. He signed with Miami as a free agent in 2003 after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1999 with the Atlanta Falcons. The UCLA product was waived by the Falcons in 1999 and played for three teams in the Canadian Football League from 2000-02.Owens joined the Bears in October 2004 after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions. He appeared in two games last season.


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