football The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Houston football? Then check out this list of Houston Texans linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Houston Texans history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Houston 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 Texans LBs include Kailee Wong, Marlon Greenwood, DeMeco Ryans, and Brooks Reed.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Houston Texans starting LBs and backup LBs are Jadeveon Clowney, Dylan Cole, Zach Cunningham, Brian Cushing, LaTroy Lewis, Benardrick McKinney, Whitney Mercilus, Gimel President, and Brennan Scarlett. 

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

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Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Brian Cushing Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Brooks Reed Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Jadeveon Clowney Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Benardrick McKinney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Benardrick McKinney Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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Whitney Mercilus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Whitney Mercilus Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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John Simon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
John Simon Seasons: 2016, 2015

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Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Connor Barwin Seasons: 2012, 2011

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Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Jason Babin Seasons: 2005, 2004

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Justin Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Justin Tuggle Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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Jared Crick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Jared Crick Seasons: 2014

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Darryl Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Darryl Sharpton Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2010

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Jeff Posey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Posey Seasons: 2002

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DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Zach Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Zach Cunningham Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Danny Clark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Danny Clark Seasons: 2007

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DaShon Polk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
DaShon Polk Seasons: 2005, 2004

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Shantee Orr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Shantee Orr Seasons: 2006, 2005

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Charlie Clemons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Charlie Clemons Seasons: 2003

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Antwan Peek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Antwan Peek Seasons: 2005, 2003

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Morlon Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Morlon Greenwood Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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Kevin Bentley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Bentley Seasons: 2010, 2008

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Zach Diles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Zach Diles Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

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Joe Mays is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Joe Mays Seasons: 2013

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Ryan Pickett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Ryan Pickett Seasons: 2014

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Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Kailee Wong Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002