Washington agrees to deal with linebacker Zach Brown

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Zach Brown was the best remaining free agent this morning.

He’s no longer free.

The Pro Bowl linebacker agreed to terms with Washington during his visit today, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Brown still has to take a physical, so it’s not official-official yet.

Brown had interest from the Dolphins, Raiders, and Bills before making this trip.

In Washington, he presents an upgrade at inside linebacker, where they started Mason Foster and unsigned restricted free agent Will Compton last year.

25 responses to “Washington agrees to deal with linebacker Zach Brown

  1. Solid signing. The Redskins have been penny pinchers during this regime (there are exceptions to that, like Josh Norman) so I’ll be curious to see the terms of the deal.

  2. For all the flack The Redskins have gotten this off-season signing Pryor, Swearinger & Brown are some really nice signings.

  3. Washington has had a decent offseason despite the front office horror film. Defense has improved and the offense will still be tough to handle and they still have 10 picks in the draft. The NFC East will be interesting this season.

  4. I wonder what the numbers looks like for this deal. Danny boy is known for overpaying players and seeing that this kid is a pro bowler and skip out on 2 other teams that usually overpay players but then sign with the skins just shows they might have gave him what he was asking for or maybe more.

  5. hehateme2 says:
    Apr 3, 2017 4:11 PM
    Ajayi ran over this guy for 400+ yards. Bullet dodged Dolphins. Draft a stud LB.

    he ran over a lot of people in that span. says more about the ability of the RB and not the lack of by a LB

  6. Of all his visits, Buffalo, Miami, Oakland and Washington.. Washington would be my last choice. This guys a clown. I expect we’ll never hear his name again.

  7. It was pretty obvious he would sign with Washington as soon as they showed interest. Miami and Oak will not over-pay, meanwhile Washington has no problem doing so.

  8. Excellent signing at the REDSKINS’ biggest need. No pressure to grab a LB now and gives them flexibility in the draft if Cook falls to #17 or if they have an opportunity to trade down.

  9. Paper Tiger.

    Those who are saying he’s great haven’t watched many Buffalo games. As a season ticket holder, I’m happy to see him go. Great athleticism, zero instincts and will miss tackles.

    Did you guys know that his deal before this one was a 1-year $1.25M deal? I’m sure all of you calling him a legit pro-bowler knew that.

  10. Swing and miss for TT and packers again. Washington just got a lot better. Zach is going to stonewall Zeke.

    Zach will be like, what happened… some Large Pro bowl Guard flattened me and this streak of lighting high jumped over my arse. Washington… Lol

  11. Its crystal clear that those who always bring up that the Redskins are the team to sign with because they overpay players really haven’t been paying attention. The last player FA that got overpayed was Albert Haynesworth and that was 8 years ago. This isn’t 2000 when they signed Deion Sanders, Bruce Smith and Mark Carrier to big contracts. Brown signed a 1 year deal worth up to 4.56 million. That’s not getting payed. The Redskins may be many things but a destination for players to get payed isn’t one of them and haven’t been for a long time.

  12. Quick facts for the skins HTTRs. 1999-2009 skins spent the most $ in free agency. Since hiring Bruce Allen in 2010 they’ve been middle of the league in spending. They don’t overspend. In that time they’ve also had more winning seasons than recent memory, and won 2 div titles. All the while paying on a $36 mil cap penalty during an “uncapped” year that shouldn’t have been. Dan could have fought the penalty but the nflpa would have went back on strike when they heard about the secret cap, so he paid it, and saved the NFL single handed. Fact is that the Washington Redskins are moving up. Enjoy the ride

  13. Media loves to make the REDSKINS organization look dysfunctional but that’s not been the case over the last several years and the team is improving without overpaying players

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