Bills sign linebacker Preston Brown


The Bills have yet another draft pick under contract.

The club announced the signing of third-round selection Preston Brown, a linebacker from Louisville, on Saturday.

Brown (6-1, 251) recorded 301 tackles (26 for loss), notched seven sacks and intercepted one pass in 52 games for the Cardinals (2010-2013).

“He plays hard; you see him all over the field,” Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos said after the draft, according to an interview transcript from the team. “He plays on the other side of the ball and has good tackles for loss. He can go side to side. He’s probably better against the run than the pass right now, but he can do both. He’s a very good athlete.

According to Monos, the Bills believe Brown projects to middle linebacker. Buffalo employs a 4-3 defense.

In addition to Brown, the Bills have signed three other draft selections: cornerback Ross Cockrell (fourth round), linebacker Randell Johnson (seventh round) and offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson (seventh round).

The Bills have three unsigned draft picks: wide receiver Sammy Watkins (first round), offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (second round) and offensive guard Cyril Richardson (five round).

10 responses to “Bills sign linebacker Preston Brown

  1. So, he will be going from a 3-4 ILB with the Cards to a 4-3 MLB with the Bills? That is not a plug-and-play transition by any means. 253 lbs at 6’1 is mighty stocky for a guy who’s gonna have to cover more ground than he did in Arizona. He might be well advised to drop a dozen lbs or so.

  2. Last in the AFCE again, nothing new to see here! Cleveland thanks you for the first overall pick.

    That’s funny coming from a Browns fan. When was the last time you guys had a draft pick outside the Top 5? First overall pick? Even you don’t believe that.

    The only thing people will be saying about the Bills this season is ” it’s about freaking time”.

  3. I hope The Bills turn the corner this season. I feel they’re regime has an edge to them from Whaley to Marrone and the addition of Shwartz. I feel that they will do what ever it takes to win. They know you can’t win with all choir boys in the NFL and have done a good job of infusing attitude to what they do. Thank you for Steve Johnson. -Niners fan –

  4. bassplucker,

    He’s a rookie coming from Louisville, not Arizona. He will learn from Spikes this year and will inherit the mlb spot next season. Watch his film, he’s definitely a thumper. He won’t be asked to cover much, that’s what db’s are for.

  5. The Bills may not have a Super Bowl caliber QB, but these days all you need your Quarterback to do is play good, not great. As we all know, a great Defense can win you a (ex. Steelers, Ravens, Seahawks) championship. Buffalo is truly solid at every position on Defense. Beside the question mark on the QB position, The Bills are also well off on the Offensive side too.

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