football The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Buffalo football? Then check out this list of Buffalo Bills linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Buffalo Bills history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Buffalo defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Bills LBs include Sam Rogers, Keith Ellison, Shane Conlan, and John Holecek.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Buffalo Bills starting LBs and backup LBs are Lorenzo Alexander, Deon Lacey, Matt Milano, and Tanner Vallejo. 

Who are the best linebackers in Buffalo Bills history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Buffalo Bills starting linebacker.

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Jack Laraway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jack Laraway Seasons: 1960

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Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Darryl Talley Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Shane Conlan Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
London Fletcher Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Bryce Paup Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

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Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Spielman Seasons: 1997, 1996

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Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jim Haslett Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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Lorenzo Alexander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Lorenzo Alexander Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Preston Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Preston Brown Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

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Shane Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Shane Nelson Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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Jerry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Hughes Seasons: 2016, 2013

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John Holecek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John Holecek Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Nigel Bradham Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Ray Bentley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ray Bentley Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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Paul Posluszny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Paul Posluszny Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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Keith Ellison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Keith Ellison Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Takeo Spikes Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Chris Kelsay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Kelsay Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

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Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marvcus Patton Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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Zach Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Zach Brown Seasons: 2016

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Arthur Moats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Arthur Moats Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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Eugene Marve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Eugene Marve Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

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Archie Matsos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Archie Matsos Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

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Manny Lawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Manny Lawson Seasons: 2015, 2013

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Mark Maddox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Mark Maddox Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

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Gabe Northern is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Gabe Northern Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Lucius Sanford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Lucius Sanford Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

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Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Kiko Alonso Seasons: 2013

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Paul Guidry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Paul Guidry Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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Brandon Spikes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Spikes Seasons: 2014

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Marlo Perry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marlo Perry Seasons: 1998, 1995

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Jim Cheyunski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jim Cheyunski Seasons: 1974, 1973

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John DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John DiGiorgio Seasons: 2007

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Ramon Humber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ramon Humber Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Kawika Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Kawika Mitchell Seasons: 2009, 2008

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Stew Barber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Stew Barber Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

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Sam Rogers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Rogers Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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Kelvin Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Kelvin Sheppard Seasons: 2012, 2011

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Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Mike Stratton Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

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Angelo Crowell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Angelo Crowell Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

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Nick Barnett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Nick Barnett Seasons: 2012, 2011

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Keith Newman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Keith Newman Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000

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Harry Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Harry Jacobs Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

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Sam Cowart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Cowart Seasons: 2001, 1999, 1998

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Jeff Posey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Posey Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003

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Randy McClanahan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Randy McClanahan Seasons: 1978

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Al Andrews is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Al Andrews Seasons: 1971, 1970

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George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
George Cumby Seasons: 1986

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Edgar Chandler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Edgar Chandler Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969