Preston Brown under belief Bills want him back as he prepares for free agency

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Playing out the final year of his rookie contract, linebacker Preston Brown posted the best season of his four-year stay with the Buffalo Bills last fall.

Brown tied for the league lead in tackles last season with 144, matching Green Bay Packers linebacker Blake Martinez and Cleveland Browns linebacker Joe Schobert. With that level of production, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise that the Bills want to keep Brown around as the look to build off their first playoff season in 17 years.

According to Mike Rodak of, Brown believes he got some indications that Buffalo wants to keep him with the team next season.

“In the exit meeting, coach [Sean McDermott] made it sound like they wanted me back,” said Brown of his conversation with McDermott after the team’s playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. “He said some things that sounded like that. But you never know what’s going to happen during free agency. I would love to go back to Buffalo. That’s the No. 1 choice for me.”

Brown hasn’t missed a game during his four years with the Bills and has recorded at least 109 tackles in every season he’s played. Given his consistency and success, Brown could be a costly asset on the free agent market.

4 responses to “Preston Brown under belief Bills want him back as he prepares for free agency

  1. Gotta love a LB that consistently makes his tackles……8 yards past the LOS.

    If McDermott wants you back, fine. Don’t expect a big money contract Preston. The team has bigger needs than a slow LB who doesn’t get hurt because he plays safe instead of aggressive.

  2. Preston Brown does not get hurt and he can make tackles. However, he is not quick to the ball and makes tackles 8 yards after the line of scrimmage. You know who he is? Paul Posluszny 2.0. Poz has averaged 14 or 15 games a season for 10 years. He is top 10 all time in the NFL in tackles. Pro Bowls? 1. I think if Preston wants big $ the Bills let him go and look for somebody faster…

  3. Brown isnt exactly the holy grail of LBs. Despite the appearance from his production, his numbers were only so high because of the number of times backs made it past the front 4. In reality, Brown has always been a more timid LB. He seems to sit back more, doesnt seem to make a ton of plays and has been caught out of position a lot. Hes a mid to low tier starter and is arguably worse than Nigel Bradham who he replaced (Bradham, of course, now has a SB ring with the Eagles. He always played more aggressive and made his plays closer to the line and was never afraid to slide to the edges)

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