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The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k votes 1.7k voters 9.6k views 72 items

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.

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

Seasons: 1960

2
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

3
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

4
Lorenzo Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

5
Archie Matsos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

6
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

7
Jerry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2013

8
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

9
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

10
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

11
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Takeo Spikes

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

12
Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

13
Paul Posluszny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

14
Shane Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

15
Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

16
Preston Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

17
Ray Bentley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

18
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

19
Sam Cowart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Cowart

Seasons: 2001, 1999, 1998

20
Carlton Bailey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Carlton Bailey

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

21
Eugene Marve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Eugene Marve

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

22
Mark Maddox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Mark Maddox

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

23
Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

24
Chris Kelsay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Kelsay

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

25
Zach Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016