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Assessing the North: Linebackers

E.J. Henderson (Adam Bettcher/Getty)

Each one of the teams in the NFC North has its issues at linebacker, whether it is aging vets or underperforming players. We take a look at the linebacker situations for each of the NFC North teams.

Chicago Bears Starters – WLB Lance Briggs, MLB Brian Urlacher, SLB Nick Roach. Backups – Patrick Trahan, MLB Dom DeCicco. Briggs made his seventh straight Pro Bowl, and Urlacher made it for the eighth time. Obviously, neither player has exhibited much of a drop-off, even at the ages of 33 and 31, respectively. Briggs led the Bears with 140 tackles, followed by Urlacher's 125. Urlacher also... Recommended Stories

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