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The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 11.7k votes 2.0k voters 12.9k views70 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.

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  • 1
    1,878
    108

    Seasons: 1960

  • 2
    163
    107

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

  • 3
    143
    110

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

  • 4
    95
    119

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

  • 5
    88
    111

    Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

  • 6
    53
    72

    Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

  • 7
    79
    115

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

  • 8
    78
    115

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

  • 9
    75
    115

    Seasons: 2016, 2013

  • 10
    74
    116

    Seasons: 1997, 1996

  • 11
    71
    115

    Takeo Spikes

    Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

  • 12
    53
    111

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

  • 13
    53
    115

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

  • 14
    44
    119

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

  • 15
    41
    117

    Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 16
    42
    122

    Seasons: 2013

  • 17
    40
    118

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

  • 18
    40
    119

    Carlton Bailey

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

  • 19
    41
    123

    Sam Cowart

    Seasons: 2001, 1999, 1998

  • 20
    39
    119

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • 21
    38
    118

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

  • 22
    36
    122

    Chris Kelsay

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

  • 23
    34
    114

    Eugene Marve

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

  • 24
    33
    116

    Keith Ellison

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

  • 25
    32
    117

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991