Brown
Zach Brown
Zach Brown
Zach Brown
Zach Brown
28-Year-Old LB
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
127
SACKS
2.5
INT
-
FF
-
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Brown's place among the top-ranked linebackers is an implausible outcome given that he was basically unwanted two years ago, but it's time to reckon with the fact he's a blue-chip IDP at this point, retread or not. Over the last two years, Brown shed the effort and instinct... read more
Brown's place among the top-ranked linebackers is an implausible outcome given that he was basically unwanted two years ago, but it's time to reckon with the fact he's a blue-chip IDP at this point, retread or not. Over the last two years, Brown shed the effort and instincts limitations that dogged him early in his career, allowing his rare athletic talent to finally shine through. His elite athleticism has helped him pile up huge tackle total, and that athleticism makes him a standout sack and interception threat, as well.
STATUS: questionable    INJURY: Stomach   
HT: 6'1"   WT: 251 lbs.   DOB: 10/23/1989   College: North Carolina   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #20 Overall in 2012Show Contract
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Zach Brown Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2018.
Tending to strained stomach
LBWashington Redskins
Stomach
August 6, 2018
Brown didn't practice Monday due to a mild stomach strain, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.
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Zach Brown NFL Stats
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Zach Brown is not listed on the Washington Redskins depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    834
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    33
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
493
87
2016
980
127
2017
834
33
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   251 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.44 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   34 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   116 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Zach Brown 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Zach Brown 2017 Preseason Outlook
    A 2012 second-round pick, Brown was considered a bust prior to last year, but an age-26 breakout after leaving Tennessee for Buffalo rehabilitated his stock. Always an incredible athlete, Brown's instincts often failed him in the past, keeping him on the bench despite enticing per-snap statistical volume. With a career-high 980 snaps last year, Brown's stats exploded as he finally hit his potential. Now with the Redskins, even if his real-life play falters, Washington likely lacks the alternatives to consider benching him. The stats should stay.
  3. Zach Brown 2016 Preseason 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 Ragland’s absence, and he is slated to assume the starting inside linebacker position alongside Preston Brown in Buffalo’s 3-4 scheme. The fifth-year man should see his snaps skyrocket, but there is no knowing for sure how much that will translate into fantasy production.
  4. Zach Brown 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Zach Brown 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Zach Brown 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Tending to strained stomach
LBWashington Redskins
Stomach
August 6, 2018
Brown didn't practice Monday due to a mild stomach strain, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.
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Could lose some snaps
LBWashington Redskins
July 31, 2018
Brown could lose some snaps to Josh Harvey-Clemons on passing downs, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Participating fully in practice
LBWashington Redskins
July 28, 2018
Brown (quadriceps) participated fully in Saturday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Exits camp with injury
LBWashington Redskins
Quadriceps
July 26, 2018
Brown (quad) left Thursday's practice early and is considered day-to-day, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports.
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Signs three-year extension
LBWashington Redskins
Knee
March 15, 2018
The three-year contract that will keep Brown with Washington is worth a maximum of $24 million, the Washington Times reports.
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