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Zach Brown | Linebacker | #53

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 248
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (52) / TEN
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Speaking Monday, Bills coach Rex Ryan confirmed free agent addition Zach Brown is currently the team's starter at weak-side linebacker.
In typically colorful Ryan language, he also said Brown is the backup because "there's nobody else there." That's not entirely true, as Preston Brown is an option. Brown could also face competition in the form of a draft pick. Apr 18 - 2:21 PM

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Bills signed LB Zach Brown, formerly of the Titans, to a one-year contract.

The No. 52 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Brown was a part-time player for the Titans last season, but still racked up 77 tackles on 499 snaps. ABC Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes Brown will "at the very least" compete with WLB Preston Brown. Brown is a formidable athlete, but his effectiveness hasn't matched through four NFL seasons.
Apr 4 - 2:38 PM

Free agent LB Zach Brown is visiting the Bills on Monday.

DB Corey White is also visiting. A second-round pick in 2012, Brown never lived up to his draft spot in Tennessee, but he is an exceptional athlete who would be a good upside signing for the Bills' thin linebacking corps. Brown recorded 77 tackles with the Titans last season.
Apr 4 - 11:37 AM

Despite a slow start, Titans LB Zach Brown is set to break out, and soon.

The underwhelming performances from Titans defensive players to date have been a product of low snaps counts through the first two weeks. The blowout victory over the Buccaneers in Week 1 saw all starters benched in the fourth quarter, while the Titans only played 49 defensive snaps in Week 2. Brown has played just 102 snaps in two games. By comparison Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons played 90 snaps last week alone. Our resident IDP Maven, Ross Miles, assures us that a big day for Brown is just round the corner.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:27:00 AM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects ILB Zach Brown to start in 2015.

Brown was expected to have a big role last season, but he tore his pectoral four snaps into the season and spent the year on injured reserve. Now healthy, Brown should be able to unseat Wesley Woodyard as the starter opposite Avery Williamson in the Titans' 3-4 scheme. With Derrick Morgan back and Brian Orakpo in town, the Titans should have a dramatically improved front seven.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes ILB Zach Brown "has a chance to be really good" in DC Ray Horton's defense.

Brown tore his pectoral in Week 1. Whisenhunt seems to view him as a potential building block, and the Nashville Tennessean suggests Brown could overtake Wesley Woodyard as a 2015 starter, playing next to Avery Williamson in Horton's 3-4. "(His injury) was, needless to say, a big blow for us," said Whiz. "But (his return) is also one of the things we're excited about moving forward."
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Titans ILB Zach Brown (torn pectoral) underwent surgery on Wednesday.

He'll be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Zaviar Gooden and Wesley Woodyard will replace Brown on the inside. Brown is signed through 2015, where he'll make $916K.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 06:38:00 PM

The Titans confirmed Monday that ILB Zach Brown has a torn pectoral muscle.

He'll probably be placed on year-ending injured reserve shortly. The Titans have athletes to pick up the slack in Wesley Woodyard and Zaviar Gooden, but no one with Brown's size (244 pounds). Brown is signed through 2015.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Titans ILB Zach Brown may be done for the season with a torn pectoral.

At least that's the fear coming directly from Brown. Wesley Woodyard should be a tackle machine in the absence of Brown. The Titans will turn to athletic but undersized Zaviar Gooden at the other inside linebacker spot.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Titans ILB Zach Brown exited Sunday's opener with a shoulder injury.

Brown is Tennessee's starting inside linebacker next to Wesley Woodyard. The Titans are thin on the inside. Ruled out for the game at the start of the second half, Brown showed up on the sideline sporting a sling on his arm.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 01:16:00 PM

Titans ILB Zach Brown was benched for the first series of Saturday night's preseason opener for violating a team rule.

Zaviar Gooden started in Brown's place next to Wesley Woodyard. The Titans didn't elaborate on what Brown did wrong, but the third-year pro wasn't exactly in good graces with the previous coaching staff. He was benched down the stretch last season because of poor play. Brown is competing for the job next to Woodyard.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Titans LB Zach Brown opened camp as the starting inside 'backer next to Wesley Woodyard.

After being benched down the stretch last season, a new coaching staff and a new defense have given Brown a fresh start. He is a great fit at inside linebacker in new DC Ray Horton's defense, with the speed and athleticism to play sideline to sideline.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Zach Brown is expected to play inside linebacker in the Titans' new 3-4 defense.

It's an exceptional fit for Brown. He's a freak athlete who runs a sub-4.5 forty and plays sideline-to-sideline. After a rough end to last season where he was benched for inconsistent play and a poor attitude, Brown will get a fresh start under a new regime. Brown, Wesley Woodyard, and Zaviar Gooden are an extremely athletic, rangy trio of inside linebackers for Horton to get creative with.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Titans WLB Zach Brown was benched during the first quarter of Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Cardinals.

Brown gave up a 26-yard completion to Andre Ellington on the second series of the game and was strapped to the pine. Third-round rookie Zaviar Gooden has taken over.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Titans WLB Zach Brown is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

Brown has been limited to individual drills in OTAs. A 2012 second-rounder, Brown started 14 games as a rookie, but was only serviceable in coverage while struggling against the run. He's locked into a starting role, but the Titans will be looking for him to take a step forward as a sophomore.
Tue, May 28, 2013 08:22:00 PM

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