Brown finished the 2016 season, his third in the NFL, with 139 tackles, one sack, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. Brown has become as steady of an IDP as you'll see, as he rarely seems to get hurt and has posted 109 or more tackles in all three of his pro seasons. While the Bills have a new coach in Sean McDermott taking over and the team will shift back to the 4-3 style of play that Brown was used to as a rookie, we don't think this will hurt his tackle totals at all. Brown will likely be the middle man in the new defense and will be out there all three downs. And it's not like McDermott's last middle linebacker, Luke Kuechly, was ever hurting for tackle totals.
Brown (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets. There was optimism surrounding Brown's potential availability entering the weekend, so his activity Sunday comes as no surprise.
Brown (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Brown was limited in practice throughout the week and is likely on the probable side of questionable after he played through his injury last week. Brandon Spikes will figure to see some extra snaps if Brown is limited or held out Sunday.
Brown (foot) notched 14 tackles in Saturday's loss to the Dolphins. Brown has recorded at least 11 tackles in three of his last five games, and although he's been a bit inconsistent, he now has 125 tackles on the year. His strong finish to the season has him looking like he'll be a strong IDP option in 2017, and the 24-year-old should still have room to continue improving.
Brown (foot) is active for Saturday's game against Miami. Brown was limited during the week but it comes as little surprise that he's active. He'll assume his usual role as a starter.