For the second game in a row, Brown posted at least 12 tackles, and he now has 34 of them on the season in three games. After failing to surpass 93 tackles in any of his three seasons with the Titans, he looks like a tackling machine with the
Brown had 14 tackles -- including one for a loss -- during Thursday's loss to the Jets.
Surprisingly, that total didn't lead the
The Bills are decimated with injuries at linebacker, and Brown has the all-around skills to start in Rex Ryan's defense. In fact, he was brought in as a free agent to possibly start until the Bills took defensive players with their first three picks in April. If Ragland's injury turned out to be serious, Brown could actually end up being a three-down player since he's one of the few Bills linebackers with adequate pass-coverage skills. We'll also note Brown previously had back-to-back 90-plus tackle seasons as a Titan.
Buffalo 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. Zach Brown , picked up by the team in early April, had been eyed for that spot prior to the draft.
Brown can capably fill either inside linebacker spot, so at least now the Bills have some depth or an insurance policy should Ragland struggle with the pro game. But Brown's IDP value will likely be nil entering the season.
Coach Rex Ryan says that, as of now, Brown is a starter at inside linebacker along with Preston Brown, The Buffalo News reports.
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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