Free agent LB Preston Brown mentioned during an interview that the Bills have reached out to him about a new deal and he would like to be back in Buffalo for the 2018 season.
“The Bills have reached out to my agent and that’s where I want to go,” Brown said. “So that’s always the No. 1 choice but we all know this a business & you never know what will happen but I just love Western NY so hopefully I can go back.”
Brown said last week that HC Sean McDermott indicated they’re interested in re-signing him this offseason.
“In the exit meeting [after Buffalo’s playoff loss to Jacksonville], coach made it sound like they wanted me back,” Brown told Mike Rodak of ESPN. “He said some things that sounded like that. But you never know what’s going to happen during free agency. I would love to go back to Buffalo. That’s the No. 1 choice for me.”
Brown added that he enjoyed playing in McDermott’s 4-3 defensive scheme last year.
“I really liked the 4-3 scheme, back to doing that, having fun with the guys,” Brown said. “I think it was a good fit for me. So hopefully they think it was a good fit as well. I don’t really know how things are gonna go. But I had fun last year and hope I can continue.”
Brown, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Bills back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3,005,750 and is now in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2017, Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 144 tackles, no sacks or interceptions, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 42 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available.