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The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated April 11, 2019 1.2k votes 261 voters 5.2k views 49 items

Big fan of Cincinnati football? Then check out this list of Cincinnati Bengals linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Cincinnati Bengals history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Cincinnati 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 Bengals LBs include Brian Simmons, James Francis, Rey Maualuga, and Landon Johnson.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Cincinnati Bengals starting LBs and backup LBs are Brandon Bell, Vontaze Burfict, Jordan Evans, Carl Lawson, Hardy Nickerson Jr., Vincent Rey, and Nick Vigil. 

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

list ordered by
1
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

2
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

3
Brian Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brian Simmons

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

4
Vincent Rey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Vincent Rey

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

5
James Francis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
James Francis

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

6
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

7
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

8
Bill Bergey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bill Bergey

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

9
Dhani Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

10
Odell Thurman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Odell Thurman

Seasons: 2005

11
Nick Vigil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Nick Vigil

Seasons: 2018, 2017

12
Al Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Al Beauchamp

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

13
Carl Zander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Carl Zander

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

14
Glenn Cameron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

15
Keith Rivers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

16
Steve Tovar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

17
Bo Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bo Harris

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

18
Alfred Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

19
Adrian Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Adrian Ross

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

20
Landon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Landon Johnson

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

21
Ken Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ken Avery

Seasons: Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

22
Emmanuel Lamur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emmanuel Lamur

Seasons: 2015, 2014

23
Gerald Dixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Dixon

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

24
Joe Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Joe Kelly

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

25
Ron Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ron Pritchard

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973