CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11: Dwayne Washington #27 of the New Orleans Saints attempts to run the ball past Preston Brown #52 of the Cincinnati Bengals and KeiVarae Russell #20 during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. New Orleans defeated Cincinnati 51-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bengals re-sign another one of their potential free agents

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed another one of their own.

The team on Wednesday announced it had signed linebacker Preston Brown to a three-year extension.

Brown, a sixth-year player who came to the Bengals after four seasons in Buffalo, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday when the new league year began.

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Brown was durable during his time with the Bills, but hurt his right ankle in the season opener with Cincinnati and missed the next two games. Brown returned and played in six more before a knee injury ended his season. He finished with 42 tackles. With the Bills in 2017, the 26-year-old Cincinnati native tied for the NFL lead with 144 stops.

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With the Bills, Brown played in 62 of a possible 64 regular-season games. He was Buffalo’s third-round pick in 2014 out of the University of Louisville.

The Bengals have re-signed two of their potential free agents: Brown and right tackle Bobby Hart. They also have reportedly re-signed tight end C.J. Uzomah.

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