Washington Redskins: Visiting Linebacker Zach Brown Could Be A Good Fit
By Ian Cummings
The Washington Redskins have scheduled a visit with free agent inside linebacker Zach Brown on Monday. Skilled and still young, Brown would, on paper, provide Greg Manusky with a stout defender on day one.
Zach Brown is coming off a career season and a Pro Bowl berth, registering 149 combined tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception. The sixth-year pro impressed on a one-year deal with the Bills, and now he’s back on the market. Unsurprisingly, the Redskins have gained an interest. However, there are questions surrounding the Pro Bowler. Why hasn’t he been signed yet? What are the risks and rewards? Let’s take a look.
Originally ranked as the 20th best available free agent by NFL.com, Brown has withstood multiple waves of free agency, thus he still remains unsigned. It was only a matter of time before the Redskins went shopping again with their remaining cap space.
Brown has made stops on his free agency tour, visiting the Raiders and Dolphins, and a return to the Bills remains a possibility. Washington is late to the parade, but that doesn’t appear to matter. Brown has yet to come away with a deal, and depending on how much the Redskins are willing to pay, Brown could have a deal tomorrow.
How much should the Redskins pay, anyway? What does signing Brown entail? In the next couple of slides, we’ll take a look at some rewards the Redskins could reap with this signing, and also some drawbacks that may pressure the Redskins into looking elsewhere for linebacker help.
Should the Redskins sign Brown?