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Zach Brown

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2016 Defensive Stats

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149

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4

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1

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2

TD

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Brown’s fortunes took a turn for the better when the Bills’ 2016 second-round draft pick, Reggie Ragland, went down with a torn ACL early in training camp. Brown will likely be the main beneficiary of...

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2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 248   DOB: 10/23/1989  College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Brown Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Bills in April of 2016.

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Brown finished the 2016 season, his first as a Bill, with 149 tackles, four sacks, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.

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Zach Brown NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 13 - - - - 3 0 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 13 - - - - 3 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 TEN 16 92 68 24 5.5 5 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 TEN 16 91 72 19 4 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 TEN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 TEN 16 77 55 22 0.5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 26 BUF 16 149 97 52 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Zach Brown – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

980

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Zach Brown was on the field for 980 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

127

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Zach Brown was on the field for 127 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 4 0
2015 493 87
2016 980 127
Zach Brown 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Bal 60 11 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 75 10 14 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 49 13 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 56 5 17 12 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LA 67 12 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SF 52 4 8 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 67 7 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NE 64 8 11 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 38 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 70 2 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 62 9 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Oak 70 6 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Pit 70 5 7 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cle 56 7 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 62 13 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NYJ 62 6 11 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Zach Brown
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   248 lbs
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Zach Brown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Brown (illness) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

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Brown missed Friday's practice due to illness and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the jets.

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Brown recorded a sack along with seven tackles in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Browns.

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Brown (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Brown was a limited participant in Friday's practice due to an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Brown tallied nine tackles Sunday against the Raiders.

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Brown registered 12 tackles Sunday against the Bengals.

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Brown recorded a sack along with 11 tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

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Brown (illness) returned to practice Friday and is set to play Sunday against the Patriots.

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Brown (illness) is not practicing again Thursday.

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Brown did not practice Wednesday due to an illness.

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Brown registered a sack along with seven tackles Sunday against the 49ers.

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Brown (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Brown is a slight injury worry after suffering a torn pectoral muscle Week 1 last year, but his IDP upside is among the best when he's healthy. Brown runs a 4.4 40 at 245 pounds, giving him major playmaking upside both as a pass rusher and in coverage. Despite playing less than 750 snaps both years, Brown averaged 92 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions in his first two years, and he scored two defensive touchdowns, as well. He needs to earn a three-down role in a fairly crowded linebacker group to ensure maximum snaps, however.

2014

Consistency has been an issue with Brown going back to his days at North Carolina, so it wasn't shocking to see him follow up his exciting rookie season with uneven play in 2013. Blessed with 4.4 speed at around 245 pounds, Brown has shown the ability to make a huge impact in both coverage and the pass rush. He has 9.5 sacks in his first two seasons, along with four interceptions and two touchdowns, so his ceiling is rather high. Unfortunately, he'll remain a boom-or-bust pick in 2014 since his exact role in Tennessee's 3-4 defense is unclear. The Titans have all of Brown, Akeem Ayers, Wesley Woodyard and Zaviar Gooden as potential inside linebacker starters.

2013

It would seem at a glance as if Tennessee is crowded at linebacker, but a closer look hints at a big role for Brown in 2013 nonetheless. Akeem Ayers plays a limited snap count and splits his time between linebacker and defensive end, Colin McCarthy has a long history of injury troubles (12 games missed the last two years) and third-round pick Zaviar Gooden is a speedy linebacker whose skill set is redundant to Brown's. The Titans are in any case compelled to give Brown more work in 2013 after he posted 92 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) in just 739 defensive snaps as a rookie.