The Miami Dolphins will be visiting with linebacker Zach Brown, according to a report from a former teammate of Brown’s at the University of North Carolina and confirmed by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Confirmed @ZachBrown_55 wiill be visiting The Miami Dolphins Today.— Jamal Womble (@ReadytoWomble) March 20, 2017
The Miami Dolphins and @ZachBrown_55 news is 100% confirmed. He is in town and they are close to a deal but nothing is set and stone— Jamal Womble (@ReadytoWomble) March 20, 2017
(S/N: Womble did correct the “and” to “in” in a subsequent tweet.)
But Oakland is still in the fight with Zach Brown. The two sides have been talking since the visit.— Jamal Womble (@ReadytoWomble) March 20, 2017
Former teammate of Zach at UNC been a long time friend, was with him last night. Not going to lie to the Dolphin Faithful lol— Jamal Womble (@ReadytoWomble) March 20, 2017
Brown visited with the Oakland Raiders last week, but no contract was signed and Brown left. According to another tweet from Womble, the offer was “downright disrespectful.” Brown spent the first four years of his career with the Tennessee Titants, who selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He joined the Buffalo Bills last offseason on a one-year, $1.25 million contract.
He has 409 career tackles, along with seven interceptions with two touchdowns, 17 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl last year.
Brown could be the third starter in Miami’s linebacker group, joining the recently signed Lawrence Timmons and restricted free agent Kiko Alonso, for whom the team traded last year and is said to be working a long-term contract this offseason.