The Oakland Raiders didn’t really do much during the first few days of free agency, only adding reserve offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse to the mix.
Now that the free-agent market itself has played out to an extent, Oakland is looking to find bargains at need positions. This is what led the team to sign Pro Bowl receiver and special teams standout Cordarrelle Patterson on Monday night. The Raiders then turned their focus to hosting tight end Jared Cook for a free-agent visit.
Now, attempting to potentially find an upgrade on defense, the up-and-coming Raiders are hosting former Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl linebacker Zach Brown (via NFL.com).
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport went on to report that Brown, 27, is also drawing interest from the Indianapolis Colts.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2017
A former second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, Brown put up a tremendous 2016 season in Western New York. He tallied 149 total tackles (97 solo) to go with two forces fumbles and four sacks en route to earning his first Pro Bowl selection.
If Brown were to sign with the Raiders, he would immediately become the team’s starting weak-side linebacker, an area Oakland surely needs to address following a surprising 12-win campaign.