Bengals land linebacker Preston Brown

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The Bills made aggressive moves early in free agency, but they just lost one of their own.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, linebacker Preston Brown has agreed to a new deal with the Bengals.

The 25-year-old Brown was a target of a number of teams, including reported interest from the Patriots.

But the Bengals can plug him into the middle (replacing free agent Kevin Minter), and have a a solid complement to Vontaze Burfict (at least when Burfict is eligible).

He’s the second significant Bills player the Bengals have added this offseason, after they traded for left tackle Cordy Glenn.

14 responses to “Bengals land linebacker Preston Brown

  1. Like this move a lot..Hopefully his stay lasts more than 1 yr..Versatile young LB who fills a great need for us…Who are these Bengals going out and finally (finally) making moves to improve the team.

  2. He didn’t fit in Buffalo’s scheme. Good guy, good player, but not a McDermott type LB. Good luck Brown!

  3. I like the signing but I feel like there’s still some good o-line help out there we NEED to jump on.

  4. Preston, welcome to the greatest franchise in pro sports.
    And while I’m at it, I want to point out why the Bengals make organizations like the Bills look completely clueless. The Bills trade their starting LT just to move up 9 spots in a weak draft and then they let their young, talented LB leave. And In doing all this they trade their starting QB for a 3rd rd pick and sign McCarron who is a downgrade at QB. And all we hear from these obese Buffalo fans is how bean and McDermott are geniuses LOL

  5. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    March 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Preston, welcome to the greatest franchise in pro sports.
    And while I’m at it, I want to point out why the Bengals make organizations like the Bills look completely clueless. The Bills trade their starting LT just to move up 9 spots in a weak draft and then they let their young, talented LB leave. And In doing all this they trade their starting QB for a 3rd rd pick and sign McCarron who is a downgrade at QB. And all we hear from these obese Buffalo fans is how bean and McDermott are geniuses LOL

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    The Bills are making moves to win everyday, we thank you guys for beating the Ravens but let’s not get carried away like you know something. We made the playoff, you have nothing.

  6. Preston Brown’s defining moment as a Buffalo Bill, was watching Gronk completely destroy White with a deliberate and brutal cheap shot two feet away from him. Then proceed to put his head down and tuck his tail between his legs because Gronk towers over him.

    Nice guy, just not someone I’d want leading my defense.

  7. skoobyfl I thought the comment by joshhatesthesteelers was of base and distasteful to say the least. But the bills made the playoffs once in a very long time. The bengals have been there 7 or 8 times in 10 years so let’s not try to kick mud just yet. I think the trade was good for both teams. And if this guy didn’t fit the scheme after it was changed then shouldn’t be a big loss for the bills

  8. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    March 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Preston, welcome to the greatest franchise in pro sports.
    And while I’m at it, I want to point out why the Bengals make organizations like the Bills look completely clueless. The Bills trade their starting LT just to move up 9 spots in a weak draft and then they let their young, talented LB leave. And In doing all this they trade their starting QB for a 3rd rd pick and sign McCarron who is a downgrade at QB. And all we hear from these obese Buffalo fans is how bean and McDermott are geniuses LOL
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    1) Cordy Glenn was not the starting LT 2) Though it may possibly be a down grade at QB (I beg to differ), the contractual obligations and Tyrod’s goals precipitated a move 3)This Bill’s fan is trying to gain weight 4) Josh, bitter and angry is no way for you to go through life 5) Thanks to the Bengals for helping our team land a playoff spot 6) Marvin Lewis – no need to say more

  9. Serviceable guy but WAY too often he made tackles 5,6,7 yards or more down the field. He’s a cleanup LB he’s never really been great at the point of attack. Good hunting and they can have him. Nigel Bradham he is not.

  10. S-L-O-W (and seemingly a nice guy and great person but that doesn’t win games in the NFL)

    Good for him and the Bengals, hope it works out but I’m happy they didn’t spend to keep him.

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