New England Patriots free agency 2018: 5 potential upgrades at linebacker

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Preston Brown

Could Preston Brown become the next Buffalo Bills player to leave for the New England Patriots?

The thought has certainly crossed his mind.

In a recent interview with Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the free agent linebacker opened up about the potential of joining the Patriots and specified how he could help the defense.

Selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft, Brown has established himself as a solid middle linebacker.  He led the Bills with 144 tackles last season and what Bill Belichick would love about him is that he has called plays in the huddle.  He has also been a durable player throughout his four-year career never missing a single game.

There is no doubt the 25-year-old Brown would fit nicely in the Patriots defense, but is he affordable?

According to’s Tom Pelissero, Preston Brown could earn up to $7 million per year.  Either, the Patriots will make their splash on a player like Brown or he would take less to make the kind of impact under Bill Belichick that he says he could make.

Sounds like who wants to miss for a reasonable price.