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Zach Brown

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2016 Defensive Stats

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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.

September 16, 2016  –  Zach Brown News

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Brown had 14 tackles -- including one for a loss -- during Thursday's loss to the Jets.

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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
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 2 22 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 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

135

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Zach Brown was on the field for 135 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Zach Brown was on the field for 21 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 4 0
2015 493 87
2016 135 21
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
4 @NE
5 @LA
6 SF
7 @Mia
8 NE
9 @Sea
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin
12 Jax
13 @Oak
14 Pit
15 Cle
16 Mia
17 @NYJ

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's teammate Reggie Ragland is expected to miss the entire 2016 season due to a torn ACL.

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Brown would likely end up as a starting inside linebacker if Reggie Ragland's knee injury keeps him out for any part of the regular season, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Bills GM Doug Whaley expects Reggie Ragland - the 41st overall selection in the draft - to start at inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defense, The Buffalo News reports. Brown, picked up by the team in early April, had been eyed for that spot prior to the draft.

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Coach Rex Ryan says that, as of now, Brown is a starter at inside linebacker along with Preston Brown, The Buffalo News reports.

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Brown has signed a one-year contract with the Bills, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

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Brown got the start Sunday against the Dolphins and responded with a team-leading 12 tackles (eight solo).

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Brown will enter the starting lineup Sunday against the Dolphins, replacing the injured Avery Williamson (hamstring), John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

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Brown stuffed the stat sheet Sunday against the Colts, recording five tackles (three solo), a pass defensed, and a 45-yard interception of quarterback Andrew Luck.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.