Definition of linebacking
: the action or art of playing linebacker
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The defense lost its way as injuries hit the linebacking corps.
LB David Mayo: Big, athletic hitter has stepped into A.J. Klein’s former role as next man up in a deep linebacking corps.
Davis, who was in the last year of his contract that pays him $3.7 million this year, became expendable when the Browns solidified their linebacking corps by extending the contracts of Christian Kirksey this week and Jamie Collins in January.
Davis and Kjellesvik are also back to anchor the linebacking corps.
Iese has played fullback, different linebacking positions and tight end.
Their linebacking corps last year got speedsters Deion Jones (second round) and D.J. Campbell (fourth).
Miami Dolphins — Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: Rangy defender who could give a questionable linebacking corps a nice boost.
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