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)
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.

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