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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1
699 16
Jack Laraway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1960

2
40 17
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
34 16
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
26 16
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

5
32 24
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

6
20 13
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

7
20 13
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

8
26 20
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

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

9
24 19
Lorenzo Alexander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

10
25 21
Jerry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2013

11
19 15
Paul Posluszny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

12
16 12
Ray Bentley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

13
20 17
Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

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

14
10 6
Harry Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Harry Jacobs

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

15
13 10
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

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

16
13 10
Archie Matsos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

17
9 6
Carlton Bailey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Carlton Bailey

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

18
13 11
Manny Lawson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2013

19
13 11
Eugene Marve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Eugene Marve

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

20
16 15
Shane Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

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

21
20 20
Preston Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

22
11 9
Lucius Sanford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Lucius Sanford

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

23
15 14
John Holecek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John Holecek

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

24
15 14
Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

25
14 13
Chris Kelsay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Kelsay

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

26
14 13
Zach Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

27
9 7
Stew Barber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

28
16 16
Mark Maddox is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Mark Maddox

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

29
6 4
Chris Keating is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Keating

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

30
14 14
Arthur Moats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

31
13 13
Keith Ellison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Keith Ellison

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

32
9 8
Sam Cowart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Cowart

Seasons: 2001, 1999, 1998

33
15 16
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

34
11 11
Brandon Spikes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

35
3 1
Merv Krakau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Merv Krakau

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

36
10 10
Kelvin Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

37
10 10
Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

38
16 18
Ramon Humber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ramon Humber

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

39
5 4
Isiah Robertson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

40
8 8
Angelo Crowell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Angelo Crowell

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

41
4 3
Brandon Spoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Spoon

Seasons: 2001

42
12 14
Sam Rogers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Rogers

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

43
5 5
Jim Cheyunski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jim Cheyunski

Seasons: 1974, 1973

44
5 5
Marlo Perry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marlo Perry

Seasons: 1998, 1995

45
8 9
John DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John DiGiorgio

Seasons: 2007

46
3 3
Edgar Chandler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Edgar Chandler

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969

47
2 2
Scott Radecic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Scott Radecic

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987

48
2 2
Ervin Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ervin Parker

Seasons: 1983, 1982

49
2 2
Marv Matuszak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marv Matuszak

Seasons: 1962

50
5 6
Gabe Northern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996