Preston Brown
Preston Brown
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Bengals suffered from horrible linebacker play in 2019, in no small part due to injuries to Brown and Vontaze Burfict. Brown was expected to rack up big tackle numbers, much as he did with the Bills, but ankle and knee injuries limited him to only seven games, none after Week 10's blowout loss to the Saints. Burfict is gone, but Brown is back after signing a three-year deal, and a lot will be expected of him. Brown likely will be making the defensive calls while starting between Nick Vigil and rookie Germaine Pratt. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Jaguars in December of 2019.
Plucked off waivers
LBJacksonville Jaguars
December 11, 2019
The Jaguars claimed Brown off waivers from the Raiders on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Brown will add depth to the Jaguars injury-riddled linebacker corps going forward, and he'll have a shot at a starting role right off the bat. The sixth-year linebacker could come in handy Sunday against the Raiders, as Brown should have a good grasp on their system after spending the last four weeks with them.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Preston Brown's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
251 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.86 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
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108 days ago
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115 days ago
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IDP Analysis: Week 7 Matchups
136 days ago
With running the ball against Chicago an exercise in futility, Jim Coventry expects Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater to throw plenty, setting up a big day for the Bears‘ pass rush featuring Khalil Mack.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Brown has a linear skill set – he picks up tackles and does basically nothing else – but at least he will get his tackles. As a pure run-stuffer there is the risk of redundancy and thus playing-time fluctuation given the presence of fellow middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but it would be odd if Brown had signed with Cincinnati in free agency absent an assurance of starter snaps. With a yearly average of 128 tackles in his four NFL seasons, Brown will be a safe option so long as he gets snaps.
Double check on Brown's status closer to the season, as there may be some overlap between he and Reggie Ragland, both of whom are regarded as pure MLBs. One could start at middle and the other outside, and both likely would still be useful IDPs, but the matter is unsettled. If Brown sticks as the starter in the middle , though, he'd be locked in as a reliable option. Even with Zach Brown hogging 149 tackles last year, Brown posted a career-high 139 in his age-23 season. The main downside with Brown is that he contributes very little as far as sacks or turnovers.
With Buffalo switching to a proper 3-4 this year after previously deploying an incoherent 3-4 hybrid, Brown should be in position to log his best IDP season yet. He's been quite decent despite the burden of his team's surrounding dysfunction, logging 229 tackles and three interceptions in his first two NFL seasons. Turning just 24 in October, the combination of third-year progression and a more natural scheme give reason to hope fora 130-tackle push from Brown. There generally isn't much reason to expect the thumper to become a sack or interception source, though.
With former teammate Kiko Alonso going down to injury entering last season, Brown was promoted to the Bills' starting lineup as a rookie and ultimately finished as Buffalo's leading tackler with 109 stops (66 solo) on the campaign. The rookie third-rounder also nabbed an interception and recovered a fumble, adding to an outstanding debut season. In fact, Brown's emergence surely factored into Alonso being traded this offseason, leaving him to start as new coach Rex Ryan's main inside linebacker and one that should see the field for all three downs. In that all-important role, Brown’s fantasy stock should continue to climb this season, especially when you consider the strength of the Bills' strong defensive front and its ability to shield blockers from Brown. Although he's yet to claim an NFL sack, Brown still projects as an intriguing high-volume - yet under-the-radar - IDP consideration this fall.
The Bills selected Brown with the 73rd pick in the 2014 draft and are looking at him to contribute right away. You aren't likely to see many sacks from him and it is hard to predict rookie performance, but Brown has upside as another tackling machine in a defense that will need to replace Kiko Alonso's production.
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Cut loose by Raiders
LBFree Agent
December 10, 2019
The Raiders waived Brown on Tuesday.
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Finds new home in Oakland
LBOakland Raiders
November 18, 2019
The Raiders signed Brown to the 53-man roster Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Shown door in Cincy
LBFree Agent
November 12, 2019
The Bengals waived Brown on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Racks up 14 tackles
LBCincinnati Bengals
September 16, 2019
Brown made 14 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
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Lost weight before camp
LBCincinnati Bengals
August 3, 2019
Brown had to lose over 20 pounds this summer as part of his recovery from multiple injuries last season, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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