2017 NFL free agents: Dolphins target Zach Brown to visit Redskins – Palm Beach Post (blog)

The Dolphins were interested in Zach Brown, but couldn’t strike a deal. (Getty Images)

One of the top free agents still available is linebacker Zach Brown, who plays a position of need for the Dolphins and certainly had their attention last month.

He left his visit with Miami and continued touring the league. He’ll visit Washington tomorrow, according to the Washington Post.

Brown, 27, came into free agency as the No. 20 player on NFL.com’s list of the best available. He had 149 tackles, four passes defensed, four sacks and an interception for Buffalo last year. He made $1.3 million last season, and Spotrac projects his market value at a four-year deal for $18.1 million.

Miami vice president Mike Tannenbaum declined to clarify where the team stood with Brown when asked last week.

“From a philosophical standpoint, we’re gonna be opportunistic,” he said. “We wanted to take care of our own and then be opportunistic. The lion’s share of our focus right now is on the draft. If and when the right opportunity came along, we’d certainly evaluate it appropriately, but we’re focused really on the draft. If something came along, we would certainly look at it.”

The Dolphins could use another linebacker, but probably aren’t willing to make that type of financial commitment. They have Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons in place as starters now, and likely will determine the third spot between Neville Hewitt, Koa Misi and a possible draft choice.

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