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October 16, 2019 12:36 AM
Zach Brown: Let go by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown was released by the Eagles on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The timing of this move is interesting, as Brown made headlines speaking negatively about Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins prior to Sunday's loss. The veteran linebacker is expected to receive interest from from other teams around the league. He has accumulated 31 tackles (17 solo) and two passes defended in six games this season.

September 24, 2019 03:20 AM
Eagles' Zach Brown: Logs seven tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown notched seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions. He also defensed a pass.

Brown has logged back-to-back games of five solo and two assisted tackles after opening the season with just two. He played 53 of the Eagles' 64 defensive snaps in this one, second only to Nigel Bradham's 63 among linebackers. The 29-year-old should continue to see a solid number of opportunities Thursday in a Week 4 road tilt with Green Bay.

June 3, 2019 04:28 PM
Eagles' Zach Brown: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (oblique) took part in Monday's OTA, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Brown joined the Eagles on a one-year deal in early May, and Monday is the first open session of practice in which he's participated. According to Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News, the 29-year-old was working with the second-team nickel defense as he makes his return from the torn oblique that plagued him throughout the 2018 season.

May 3, 2019 09:28 AM
Zach Brown: Signs on with Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (oblique) signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Brown spent the past two seasons in Washington, averaging 7.7 tackles per game in 29 appearances (25 starts) while battling a number of injuries. He peaked in 2016 with 149 tackles and four sacks for Buffalo, and he's generally displayed impressive pass-rushing skill for an inside linebacker with 17.5 sacks in 94 career games. The 29-year-old should have an edge over L.J. Fort to replace Jordan Hicks (Cardinals) as the starting middle linebacker in Philadelphia's 4-3 defense. There's no shortage of IDP upside if Brown can secure a three-down role, though it isn't clear if he's made a full recovery from the oblique injury he played through last season.

March 14, 2019 03:16 PM
Zach Brown: Cut loose by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins released Brown (oblique) on Wednesday, Mike Jones of USA Today reports.

Signed to a three-year, $21 million contract last offseason, Brown saw his production drop off to 96 tackles (69 solo) and one sack in 2018 after averaging 138 stops and 3.25 sacks between the previous two seasons. Poor health may have explained his backslide, with Brown revealing in late December that he played through a torn oblique for much of the season. The 29-year-old inside linebacker should be able to find another starting job, but there's no guarantee of a return to the elite IDP status he held in 2016 and 2017.

January 1, 2019 03:04 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Struggled through injury in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown said that he played through the 2018 season with a torn oblique and "should have sat out," JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Brown finished up the year with 96 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles, a stark decrease in production compared to his last two seasons. It now appears that part of the reason for Brown's statistical regression can be attributed to playing through a torn oblique for much of 2018, which the veteran linebacker describes as having been "painful every day." Brown will benefit from a full offseason to recover from his injury and attempt to bounce back in 2019. However, amidst reports that the Redskins are considering moving on from Brown, the 29-year-old's next chance could come elsewhere in the league.

December 13, 2018 03:04 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Disappears from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown was not listed on the Redskins' injury report Wednesday.

Brown's absence from the injury report raises some suspicion regarding his future with Washington. Reports surfaced early Wednesday that Brown could be on his way out, but it seems nothing is imminent. His disappearance from the injury report could indicate that the Redskins are prepping to move on. On the flip side, Shaun Dion Hamilton's (shoulder) uncertain status could be reason to keep Brown around for the short-term and thus his removal from the report. Either way, we should know soon what the future holds for Brown.

December 12, 2018 03:12 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Could be facing release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (illness) said he sees "the writing on the wall" with respect to his future in Washington, John Keim of reports.

Brown missed part of Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants with what was believed to be an illness. As Keim reports, however, it now appears that coach Jay Gruden benched Brown on Sunday instead. Washington opted to start Shaun Dion Hamilton in Brown's place, but Brown ended up in the game after Hamilton sustained a shoulder injury. Brown has 80 tackles (56 solo) and two forced fumbles over 13 games this season.

December 10, 2018 10:48 AM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Limited by illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown didn't start Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants due to an illness, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Brown was listed as questionable after being limited by the illness at practice, and the Redskins opted to start Shaun Dion Hamilton instead despite Brown being active. The 29-year-old had only two tackles and didn't register a stat until the second half, when he stepped in to replace Hamilton after the rookie suffered a shoulder injury.

December 9, 2018 11:40 AM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Playing Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Excused from practice Thursday due to an illness, Brown handled every rep at Friday's session but still entered the weekend with a "questionable" tag. With the ailment behind him, the linebacker should be a great IDP option against an offense that may run the ball more often than usual without the services of Odell Beckham (quadriceps).

December 7, 2018 08:32 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Carries questionable tag for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Brown was added to Washington's injury report Thursday after the ailment prevented him from practicing. It's unclear how much progress he has made a day later, but it apparently wasn't enough to give the Redskins full confidence he would be ready to go for the weekend. With Brown's status for Week 14 uncertain, those relying on him in IDP settings should have another option in reserve in the event the linebacker is included on the Redskins' inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes prior to the 1 PM ET kickoff. Through 12 games this season, Brown has compiled 78 tackles and forced two fumbles.

December 4, 2018 12:44 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Notches nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown had nine tackles (eight solo) and two tackles for loss in Washington's 28-13 loss to the Eagles on Monday.

Brown came into Monday's game with a knee injury, but looked like his normal self, as he was tied for the team lead in tackles for the game. Brown and the Washington defense will face a decent matchup with the Giants in Week 14.

December 3, 2018 07:28 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Active against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (knee) is active for Monday's matchup against the Eagles.

Brown is a key cog in a Washington defense that will need to pull its weight Monday night with Colt McCoy taking over for the injured Alex Smith (leg) at quarterback. Josh Harvey-Clemons stands in line to see additional snaps if Brown is forced to miss any action due to re-injury.

December 1, 2018 09:12 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles.

The Redskins are practicing Saturday night, so it remains unclear whether Brown was able to progress from his limited participation Friday. Regardless, the 29-year-old is trending in the right direction after sitting out Thursday's practice, and should have a chance to play in Monday's divisional matchup.

November 23, 2018 11:48 AM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Retakes field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (knee) has returned to Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

Brown briefly exited Thursday's divisional tilt during the first quarter, but he's quickly managed to retake the field. The veteran linebacker does not appear to have sustained an injury of notable significance.

November 22, 2018 04:56 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Exits game with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Cowboys due to a knee injury.

Brown left the field during the first quarter of Thursday's divisional tilt after suffering a knee injury. As long as the star linebacker remains sidelined, expect Josh Harvey-Clemons to see an increased defensive role.

November 14, 2018 02:28 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Produces nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown produced nine tackles and one forced fumble during Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Brown has now tallied at least six tackles in all but two games this season and remains one of the two most consistent sources of fantasy points on the Redskins defense alongside Mason Foster. However, it's reasonable to look elsewhere in Week 11 since the Texans, with their weak offensive line but strong receiver weapons, figure to take to the air against a Redskins team allowing 7.6 yards per pass attempt (17th) but just 4.2 yards per rush (fourth).

October 27, 2018 02:12 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Cleared to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (oblique) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup against the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Brown was absent from practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned Friday and logged a full practice. The linebacker is coming off a nine-tackle performance against the Cowboys in Week 7.

October 26, 2018 01:28 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Absent from practice again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (oblique) did not practice Thursday, John Keim of reports.

Brown continues to work through a lingering oblique injury and has yet to participate in practice this week. Despite this, coach Jay Gruden said he's "not worried" about Brown's availability for Sunday's game against the Giants, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. It appears that Brown is on track for the Week 8 contest, but his participation in Friday's practice warrants monitoring.

October 25, 2018 03:40 PM
Redskins' Zach Brown: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown sat out Wednesday's practice with an oblique injury.

Brown dealt with an oblique issue in late September, so it looks like he may have aggravated the injury coming out of the Week 7 win over the Cowboys. The Redskins will see what he's able to do at practices Thursday and Friday before deciding his fate for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Tennessee Titans169368.0255.5315652.07925
2013Tennessee Titans169172.0194133.0305
2014Tennessee Titans100.000000.0000
2015Tennessee Titans167755.0220.524522.54503
2016Buffalo Bills1614997.0524100.0004
2017Washington Redskins1312784.0432.5000.0002
2018Washington Redskins169669.0271000.0001
2019Philadelphia Eagles63117.0140000.0002
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Tennessee Titans1610102620
2013Tennessee Titans1600101010
2014Tennessee Titans100000000
2015Tennessee Titans1600000000
2016Buffalo Bills1600200000
2017Washington Redskins1300000000
2018Washington Redskins1600200000
2019Philadelphia Eagles600000000

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