After spending the 2017 season with the Redskins, former Pro Bowler Zach Brown is back in Washington after re-signing. He led Washington's defense in tackles last year.
The Washington Redskins are returning their leading tackler from the 2017 season.
The Redskins on Thursday announced that that have re-signed linebacker Zach Brown. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brown, 28, spent the 2017 season with the Redskins after originally signing with Washington last April. In total, the University of North Carolina product would record 127 tackles in 13 games along with 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed. In eight of his 13 appearances, Brown registered double-digit tackle totals including four straight games from Weeks 7-10.
Despite not playing in Washington’s final three regular season games, Brown still finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total tackles.
Prior to signing with the Redskins last spring, Brown previously played with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans.
In his lone season with the Bills in 2016, Brown earned his first Pro Bowl nod as he recorded personal bests in total tackles (149) and solo tackles (97).
The University of North Carolina product spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Titans. He recorded at least 90 total tackles in each of his first two seasons.
In the 2012 regular season finale, Brown tied an NFL record by returning two interceptions for touchdowns, becoming the 31st player in league history to accomplish the feat.
For his career, Brown has totaled 537 tackles (376 solo) along with 19 passes defensed, 16.5 sacks, seven interceptions, four fumbles forced, three fumbles recovered and two touchdowns.
Brown is the second inside linebacker to be re-signed by Washington this offseason joining Mason Foster.