Bills sign linebacker Preston Brown

East linebacker Preston Brown (2), of Louisville, takes the field prior to an East-West Shrine Classic NCAA football game in St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP MODIFIED) — The Buffalo Bills have signed their third-round draft pick, linebacker Preston Brown.

“I think it fits me well. It seems exciting and what I’ve read so far there are a lot of blitzes and different packages in there that I’ve learned, Brown said on Tuesday when he was introduced to the media. “It seems fun because I know we blitzed a lot at Louisville and I’ll have fun here doing that.”

The deal was announced Saturday, about an hour before the Bills opened a three-day rookie minicamp.

Brown was drafted with the 73rd pick out of Louisville. Brown was a three-year starter and had a career-best 4½ sacks last season.

Brown is known for his run-stopping ability. He’s skills are similar to the Bills Brandon Spikes, who signed a one-year deal with Buffalo earlier in the season.

He becomes the fourth of Buffalo’s seven picks to sign. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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