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Mister Alexander to Seahawks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Looking to bolster their depth at linebacker, the Seattle Seahawks have signed Mister Alexander. ESPN's Adam Caplan reported the news on Monday. Alexander, an outside linebacker who attended Florida State, went undrafted in 2011 before landing with the Houston Texans, where he played mostly special teams in 2011 and 2012. Show More Summary

Dwight Freeney says he’ll play this season

Toward the end of last season, Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney started musing about retirement and said he wasn’t sure if he’d be back in 2015. Now it’s 2015, and Freeney says he’s sure he’ll be back. “I could retire tomorrow and still be happy with what I’ve done in this league,” Freeney told Michael…

Report: Chiefs give Justin Houston the franchise tag

The NFL’s reigning sack leader has received the franchise tag. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs have designated outside linebacker Justin Houston their franchise free agent. The 26-year-old Houston has recorded 48.5 sacks in his first four NFL seasons. If Houston has received the non-exclusive tag, he will be tendered a one-year salary offer of…

Chiefs apply franchise tag to Justin Houston, per report

Kansas City kept the league's sackmaster in town by applying the franchise tag. The Kansas City Chiefs have applied the franchise tag to outside linebacker Justin Houston, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Houston put together a season for the ages in 2014, recording a franchise-record 22 sacks. Show More Summary

Von Miller: Wade Phillips will make Denver’s defense more aggressive

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller thinks Wade Phillips is just the defensive coordinator to let him make the most of his talents. Miller told the team’s website that he thinks the new defense Phillips is installing will let him do what he does best, and attack the quarterback. “I think we’ll be a little more…

Bud Dupree could be Steelers' best option if they go pass-rusher in first round

ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Thursday that it might make more sense for the Pittsburgh Steelers to use their first-round pick on a cornerback instead of an outside linebacker. He based the opinion on players who could be available at No. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Steelers could face tough decision with Troy Polamalu

Outside linebacker Jason Worilds has probably played his last down for the Pittsburgh Steelers. There have been no contract talks between the two sides, and the Steelers won’t use a transition tag to keep Worilds from becoming an unrestricted...Show More Summary

On Greg Cosell's belief Randy Gregory is more athletic than Clowney

A favorite activity during NFL draft time is comparing this year's available players to those in years past. Termed a once-in-a-decade type talent, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney certainly drew comparisons to some...Show More Summary

Odds on Where Top 2016 OLB Keion Joyner Lands at the Next Level

Keion Joyner, a 5-star outside linebacker, per 247Sports' composite rankings, has not decided where he will play at the next level. But with a number of offers out there from big-time programs, the talented prospect will have a tough decision to make. Show More Summary

Baltimore Ravens: What Pernell McPhee's Departure Would Mean for the Team

The Baltimore Ravens could be dealt a major blow to their defense, as outside linebacker Pernell McPhee looks set to depart. McPhee is a pending free agent, and coming off the back of a career-best 2014, he will be tough to replace for...Show More Summary

Todd McShay: Redskins would be wise to trade down

If the Washington Redskins wanted to add more picks and still select an outside linebacker, they could do so. That is, if Marcus Mariota is still around when they select -- and if other teams want him badly enough to take a big jump. That's...Show More Summary

James Harrison anything but a guarantee to return to Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison putting retirement on hold does not mean he will be back in Pittsburgh in 2015. And that is even if the Steelers want to re-sign the five-time Pro Bowl player, with depth at outside linebacker among their biggest concerns. Harrison,...Show More Summary

Combine Proves Nebraska's Randy Gregory Best Suited at Linebacker in NFL

If you are an NFL team in need of a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker type of edge player, you are getting quite a show at the 2015 scouting combine. It is evident that the 2015 NFL draft is going to be dominated at the top byShow More Summary

NFL Free Agency 100: Top 14 3-4 Outside Linebackers

In the NFL media world, we like to rank things. You'll see plenty of rankings this offseason on the best job openings, the best draft prospects and the best free agents available. But how many of these lists break down why a player is...Show More Summary

Nate Orchard confident he can shift to outside linebacker

Nate Orchard prefers to play defensive end, which is not surprising since he registered 18.5 sacks while manning the position last season at Utah. “But a transition to outside linebackers wouldn’t be a problem because I’ve been dropping...Show More Summary

Dante Fowler Jr. fits Bears needs as 3-4 outside linebacker

INDIANAPOLIS — Dante Fowler Jr. smiled while chatting with reporters Friday morning. He's at ease and confident in the face of scrutiny here at the NFL scouting combine. The defensive end out of Florida likes to stay loose and a crack about his favorite NFL team, the Buccaneers,...

Packers begin linebacker overhaul, release Brad Jones

INDIANAPOLIS -- The overhaul at inside linebacker has begun. The Green Bay Packers released veteran Brad Jones on Friday, ending a failed experiment that saw the former seventh-round pick move from outside linebacker less than three years ago. The move saves the Packers $3.75 million on this year's salary cap. Show More Summary

NFL Free Agency 100: Top 6 4-3 Outside Linebackers

We love to rank things in the NFL world, and ranking free agents is no different. But this time they’re being ranked with a scouting emphasis to give a full picture of what type of player each team is getting with a free-agent contract. The goal of the NFL Free Agency 100 is to look at each player the way an NFL front office will view them. Show More Summary

Countdown to Combine: Carolina Panthers S/OLB

A closer look at the areas the Carolina Panthers could address in the draft. Friday we’ll look at the outside linebackers and safeties, who are scheduled to work out on Monday in Indianapolis. Position of need: The secondary showed improvement last season when speed was added in rookie free safety Tre Boston. Show More Summary

Bears' pass-rushers hope to emulate Julius Peppers' success

INDIANAPOLIS -- Julius Peppers ought to serve as an inspiration to the handful of veteran Chicago Bears defensive ends who are expected to switch roles and become 3-4 outside linebackers/edge rushers. One of the most feared 4-3 pass-rushers...Show More Summary

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