Top 5 Defensive Linemen Who Changed Their Franchises in the NFL

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Top 5 Defensive Linemen Who Changed Their Franchises in the NFL
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After listening to this week's "dirty player" drama unfold, I took the time to reflect on the NFL as a game in its entirety.

Certainly I haven't been around since the inception of this league, but during the time I had this sport on my radar, there were many defensive linemen, in particular, that I appreciated.

Call them dirty, call them brutal or call them whatever you would like (just make sure you have a pretty good start).

I choose to call it football.

Ndamukong Suh seems to be the latest recipient of ridicule when it comes to playing his position or the smack talking on the field. As we all may agree, Suh has been a valuable asset to the Detroit Lions in turning their franchise around.

I chose some of my favorite defensive linemen to have changed their franchises (and the game) into something magical, if even for what seemed a short time in their career.

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