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Bills see rookie Preston Brown as Kiko Alonso’s replacement


A year after rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso burst onto the scene in Buffalo with a great rookie season, the Bills are hoping rookie linebacker Preston Brown can do the same.

Alonso suffered a torn ACL while working out this week and is expected to miss the entire season, and Brown will be the next man up at weakside linebacker.

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Brown was outstanding at Organized Team Activities and minicamp, coaches raved about how well he practiced and the front office was thrilled with how he looked.

Unfortunately, most of the impressive work Brown has done so far has been practicing at middle linebacker, which is where Brown played in college at Louisville. He’s going to have to learn quickly to be ready to start on the weak side when the season opens. But that’s what the Bills expect Brown to do.