NFL The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time  

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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.

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Vincent Rey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Vincent Rey Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Brian Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brian Simmons Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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Emmanuel Lamur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emmanuel Lamur Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Nick Vigil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Nick Vigil Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Vontaze Burfict Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Reggie Williams Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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James Francis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
James Francis Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Rey Maualuga Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Adrian Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Adrian Ross Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Jim LeClair Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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Keith Rivers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Keith Rivers Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

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Landon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Landon Johnson Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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Bill Bergey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bill Bergey Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

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Al Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Al Beauchamp Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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Brandon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Johnson Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
James Harrison Seasons: 2013

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A. J. Hawk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
A. J. Hawk Seasons: 2015

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Carl Zander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Carl Zander Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Glenn Cameron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Glenn Cameron Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

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Thomas Howard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Thomas Howard Seasons: 2012, 2011

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Leo Barker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Leo Barker Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Bo Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bo Harris Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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Rashad Jeanty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Rashad Jeanty Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Canute Curtis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Canute Curtis Seasons: 2002, 2001

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Dhani Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Dhani Jones Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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Ken Avery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ken Avery Seasons: Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

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Kevin Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Walker Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

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Jeff Schuh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Schuh Seasons: 1985, 1984

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Eric Shaw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Eric Shaw Seasons: 1993, 1992

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Steve Tovar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Steve Tovar Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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Ron Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ron Pritchard Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

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Alfred Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Alfred Williams Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

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Leon White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Leon White Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988

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Ron Simpkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ron Simpkins Seasons: 1985, 1984

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Frank Buncom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Frank Buncom Seasons: 1968

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Gary Reasons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Gary Reasons Seasons: 1992

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Tom Dinkel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Tom Dinkel Seasons: 1983, 1980

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Emanuel King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emanuel King Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

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Bill Peterson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bill Peterson Seasons: 1969

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Joe Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Joe Kelly Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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Gerald Dixon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Dixon Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

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Doug Adams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Doug Adams Seasons: 1974

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Tom Tumulty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Tom Tumulty Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

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Armegis Spearman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Armegis Spearman Seasons: 2002, 2000

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Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Reinard Wilson Seasons: 2001, 1998, 1997

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Steve Foley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Steve Foley  Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Hardy Seasons: 2004, 2003

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Danny Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Danny Stubbs Seasons: 1992

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Sherrill Headrick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Sherrill Headrick Seasons: 1968

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Odell Thurman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Odell Thurman Seasons: 2005