A new suitor has emerged for free agent Zach Brown. The linebacker is set to meet with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald writes.
Brown had a strong 2016 with Buffalo and currently ranks as PFR’s top available linebacker, but he hasn’t exactly found an eager market for his services. After racking up 149 total tackles, four sacks, and two forced fumbles for the Bills last season, Brown has only had meetings with the Colts and Raiders and neither visit led to a deal. The Raiders are reportedly unlikely to sign Brown and the Colts have since signed linebacker Sean Spence.
It’s possible that this Dolphins visit will yield a deal, particularly since Brown’s asking price has probably come down in the last two weeks. This offseason, the Dolphins beefed up their linebacker group by adding Lawrence Timmons and they could have an even stronger unit by adding Brown to the mix. In theory, Brown could start in the middle with Timmons and Kiko Alonso on the outside, but Alonso’s preference is to remain on the inside.
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