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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Christian Kirksey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Christian Kirksey Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

2
17 3
Nate Orchard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Nate Orchard Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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11 1
Dick Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 3 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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11 1
Jamie Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Collins Seasons: 2017, 2016

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15 4
D'Qwell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 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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12 2
Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Andra Davis Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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13 3
Joe Schobert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Joe Schobert Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

8
13 3
Paul Kruger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Paul Kruger Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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13 4
Vince Costello is listed (or ranked) 9 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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12 4
Kamerion Wimbley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kamerion Wimbley Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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9 2
Galen Fiss is listed (or ranked) 11 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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9 2
Demario Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Demario Davis Seasons: 2016

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10 3
Jim Houston is listed (or ranked) 13 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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7 1
Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Willie McGinest Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

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8 2
Craig Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Craig Robertson Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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9 3
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 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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10 4
Mike Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 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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6 1
Chip Banks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chip Banks Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982  

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8 3
Barkevious Mingo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Barkevious Mingo Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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10 5
Cam Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Cam Johnson Seasons: 2016

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8 4
Kaluka Maiava is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kaluka Maiava Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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7 3
Walt Michaels is listed (or ranked) 22 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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7 3
Charlie Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 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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4 0
Chaun Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chaun Thompson Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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4 0
Chris Gocong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chris Gocong Seasons: 2011, 2010

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4 0
Eric Barton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Eric Barton Seasons: 2010, 2009

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6 3
James-Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
James-Michael Johnson Seasons: 2012

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4 1
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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3 0
David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
David Bowens Seasons: 2010, 2009

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3 0
Bob Matheson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Bob Matheson Seasons: 1968

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3 0
Tony Adamle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tony Adamle Seasons: 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

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3 0
Tom Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tom Cousineau Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

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3 0
Robert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Robert Jackson Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979,

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3 0
Matt Roth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Matt Roth Seasons: 2010, 2009

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5 3
Kevin Bentley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Bentley Seasons: 2004, 2003

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5 3
Ben Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Ben Taylor Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003

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5 3
Wali Rainer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Wali Rainer Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

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2 0
Sid Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Sid Williams Seasons: 1965

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2 0
Gerald Irons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Irons Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976

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2 0
Scott Nicolas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Scott Nicolas Seasons: 1985, 1983

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2 0
Richard Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Richard Brown Seasons: 1991

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2 0
David Grayson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
David Grayson Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Dave Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dave Lloyd Seasons: 1961

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2 0
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Pepper Johnson Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

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5 4
Jabaal Sheard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Jabaal Sheard Seasons: 2014, 2013

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4 3
Dwayne Rudd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dwayne Rudd Seasons: 2002, 2001

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2 1
Rahim Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Rahim Abdullah Seasons: 2000, 1999

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1 0
Van Waiters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Van Waiters Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989

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1 0
Billy Andrews is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Billy Andrews Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

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1 0
Tom Catlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tom Catlin Seasons: 1954, 1953