The Washington Redskins have re-signed ILB Zach Brown to a three-year deal believed to be worth as much as $24 million.
The #Redskins have signed LB Zach Brown to a 3-year deal worth max of $24M, source said. 127 tackles stay in Washington.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
Despite missing the last three games of the season, Brown’s 127 tackles easily led the team. Safety DJ Swearinger was second on the team in that category and he trailed Brown by 48 tackles.
Brown was leading the NFL in total tackles before the injury that cost him the last three games of 2017. He was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl last season.
The 28-year-old from Columbia, Maryland signed a one-year deal with the Redskins last offseason when he did not receive the sort of deals he wanted in free agency. Brown impressed Washington’s defensive coaching staff with his ability to play sideline-to-sideline football and his run defense is particularly strong. Brown isn’t regarded as a good pass defender, but he did notch 2.5 sacks last season with the Redskins.
Brown played his first four seasons in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans before moving on to Buffalo in 2016, where he led the NFL in tackles. The Titans drafted Brown in the 2nd round in 2012.