LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed linebacker Zach Brown. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brown (6-1, 251) originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick (No. 52 overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft. In six NFL seasons with the Titans (2012-15), Buffalo Bills (2016) and Redskins (2017), Brown has appeared in 78 career regular season games with 62 starts, compiling 535 career tackles (375 solo), 19 passes defensed, 16.5 sacks, seven interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Last season, Brown started all 13 games in which he played for Washington, posting a team-high 127 tackles (84 solo). Despite playing only 13 games, he finished ninth in the NFL in tackles, the highest ranking by a member of the Redskins since London Fletcher tied for seventh in 2012. In 2016, Brown started all 16 games for Buffalo and led the AFC with 149 tackles (97 solo), second-most in the NFL en route to earning his first career Pro Bowl selection.
Brown played collegiately at North Carolina, starting 23 of the 47 games in which he appeared for the Tar Heels. He recorded 230 career tackles (19 for loss), seven interceptions, 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Brown, 28, attended Wilde Lake H.S. in Columbia, Md., where he earned All-Howard County honors as a senior after rushing for 1,537 yards and 20 touchdowns in addition to collecting more than 90 solo tackles. He was born Oct. 23, 1989.