2014 NFL Free Agents: Exploring the Linebacker Market

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2014 NFL Free Agents: Exploring the Linebacker Market
Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

With NFL free agency starting on March 11, several teams will be interested in adding talent to their linebacker corps.

Whether it's a pass-rushing outside linebacker or a run-stuffing inside linebacker, the position holds a significant amount of value on a defense.

In this column, I've broken down seven of the top linebackers (four outside, three inside) who are set to hit the market. The players on this list were chosen via a series of criteria, including age, pass-rushing ability, coverage skills, leadership and future NFL prospects. 

It's time to explore the linebacker market for the upcoming free-agency period.

 

Note: This article has been modified from its original version for free agents who have been given the franchise tag or transition tag.

All salary-cap information courtesy of Spotrac.com.

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