San Diego Chargers 2009 Roster Breakdown: OLBs

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San Diego Chargers 2009 Roster Breakdown: OLBs
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By far the strongest defensive unit on the team, the linebacking corps boasts a fantastic array of young and veteran talent alike.

In San Diego's 3-4 scheme, outside linebackers are expected to blitz constantly and be the enforcers, pounding on rushers and receivers alike.

A healthy Shawne Merriman will now team up with Shaun Phillips and rookie Larry English to prowl the fields in search of bolstering a defense that suffered last season without No. 56.

Here's what we can expect from them in 2009:

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