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Zach Brown aims for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors

Another day and another former member of the Buffalo Bills is declaring he'll do great things with his new team.

First, it was wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who spent the past four seasons with the Bills, predicting he'll be far more productive with the San Francisco 49ers.

Now, it's linebacker Zach Brown, who joined the Washington Redskins after spending last season with the Bills, saying he has set his sights on becoming the league's Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.

"I want to win the defensive MVP," he told ESPN.

Brown did make the Pro Bowl as an alternate last season after ranking second in the NFL with 149 tackles, the fifth-highest total in Bills history.

He made it clear in the interview he's playing with a definite chip on his shoulder. Brown wants other NFL teams to realize the mistake they made by not drafting him and for ignoring him through the first few weeks of this year's free-agency period before the Redskins signed him to a one-year contract worth $2.3 million.

"I'll make other head coaches pay for not drafting me or picking me up," Brown said. "I feel (people) still don't respect me, so for me I have to prove myself again. I always play with a chip on my shoulder. If you don't respect my game, I will make you respect my game.

"I can play with the best of them. I'm not just another linebacker that can be replaced. I feel I'm one of the top guys in the league at inside linebacker. I can do everything."

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