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Free-agent LB Zach Brown signs with Washington

Brown reportedly visited with Washington earlier on Monday and would up signing with the team later in the day.

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Zach Brown has signed with the professional football team in Washington, according to multiple reports and the agency that represents him. The details of the contract have not yet been revealed.

Brown reportedly visited with Washington earlier on Monday. The free agent also met with the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Bills.

With Brown now gone, the Bills are left with Lorenzo Alexander and Ramon Humber at outside linebacker and Reggie Ragland and Preston Brown at inside linebacker.

Last season, his first and lone one in Buffalo, the 27-year-old Brown posted 149 combined tackles to go along with four sacks. Brown, who came over to the Bills after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans, was named to his first-ever Pro Bowl in 2016 and should play a pivotal role on Washington’s defense that ranked 19th overall a season ago.

Despite the hiring of new-Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who is expected to alter the Bills 2016 defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3, Brown was expected to retain a starting position had he re-signed with the Bills.

Update: Brown and Washington reportedly agreed to a one-year deal that could see the linebacker make a maximum of $4.65 million, plus a signing bonus of $500 thousand.