Football The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Cleveland football? Then check out this list of Cleveland Browns linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Cleveland Browns history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Cleveland 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 Browns LBs include D'Qwell Jackson, Dick Ambrose, Andra Davis, and Kamerion Wimbley.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Cleveland Browns starting LBs and backup LBs are Dominique Alexander, B. J. Bello, James Burgess, Jeremy Cash, Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and Joe Schobert. 

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

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Chip Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chip Banks Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982  

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Dick Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dick Ambrose Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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Christian Kirksey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Christian Kirksey Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Eddie Johnson Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

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Joe Schobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Joe Schobert Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Jamie Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Collins Seasons: 2017, 2016

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D'Qwell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
D'Qwell Jackson Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Andra Davis Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Mike Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Mike Johnson Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Jim Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Jim Houston Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

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Vince Costello is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Vince Costello Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

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Nate Orchard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Nate Orchard Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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Chaun Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chaun Thompson Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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Galen Fiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Galen Fiss Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

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Charlie Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Charlie Hall Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

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Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Willie McGinest Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

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Kamerion Wimbley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kamerion Wimbley Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Paul Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Paul Kruger Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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Craig Robertson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Craig Robertson Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Tom Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tom Cousineau Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

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Demario Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Demario Davis Seasons: 2016

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Cam Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Cam Johnson Seasons: 2016

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Bob Matheson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Bob Matheson Seasons: 1968

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7 1
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Pepper Johnson Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

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Walt Michaels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Walt Michaels Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952

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Gerald Irons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Irons Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976

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Chris Gocong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chris Gocong Seasons: 2011, 2010

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Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Scott Fujita Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

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Robert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Robert Jackson Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979,

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Tony Adamle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tony Adamle Seasons: 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

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Barkevious Mingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Barkevious Mingo Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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Kaluka Maiava is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kaluka Maiava Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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James-Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
James-Michael Johnson Seasons: 2012

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Eric Barton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Eric Barton Seasons: 2010, 2009

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John Garlington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
John Garlington Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973,1969

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Curtis Weathers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Curtis Weathers Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1982

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Bob Babich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Bob Babich Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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Jabaal Sheard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Jabaal Sheard Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Ben Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Ben Taylor Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003

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Matt Roth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Matt Roth Seasons: 2010, 2009

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4 1
David Grayson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
David Grayson Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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4 1
Rahim Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Rahim Abdullah Seasons: 2000, 1999

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4 1
David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
David Bowens Seasons: 2010, 2009

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Dale Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dale Lindsey Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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Billy Andrews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Billy Andrews Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

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Richard Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Richard Brown Seasons: 1991

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Dave Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dave Lloyd Seasons: 1961

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Kevin Bentley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Bentley Seasons: 2004, 2003

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Dwayne Rudd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dwayne Rudd Seasons: 2002, 2001

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Wali Rainer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Wali Rainer Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999