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Young/Houston the next Ogunleye/Brown?

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The Bears this week invested in starting DEs that combined for 9.0 sacks last year. Young and Houston are good all-around players but not sack masters, reminiscent of a recent DE duo in Chicago.

In 2004, Adewale Ogunleye was coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he led the AFC with 15.0 sacks for the Dolphins. As a reward, Miami promptly traded him to the Chicago Bears for receiver Marty Booker. Ogunleye immediately dipped to 5.0 sacks his first year in Chicago. He bounced back with 10.0 sacks in 2005 but never had more than 9.0 sacks for the Bears in any of his following four seasons...

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