Free agent linebacker Zach Brown visited the Raiders facility last week and left without a contract. That doesn’t mean the Silver and Black are out of the running.
Brown’s camp remains in talks with the Raiders on a possible contract, Brown’s new agents, Jason and Michael Katz, told CSN California on Tuesday afternoon. The Raiders aren’t the only team vying for Brown’s services. He completed a visit with the Miami Dolphins earlier Tuesday, and NFL Network reports he’ll visit Buffalo next.
He spent last season with the Bills, and had a career year. Brown had 148 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception during his only season in Buffalo. He spent the previous four years with the Tennessee Titans.
Brown stands 6-foot-1, 248 pounds and is a quality coverage linebacker, something the Raiders need even after signing Miami weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins to a one-year contract on Monday.
Two-year starter Malcolm Smith signed with the 49ers this offseason, and Perry Riley Jr. remains on the open market. The Raiders could re-sign Riley, who brought stability to the middle linebacker spot after joining the Raiders during the 2016 season.
Brown changed representation during his time on the open market. He recently hired Jason and Michael Katz of CSE Football, a move that was announced on Tuesday morning.