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Bears 2012 Positional Review: Linebacker

LB Lance Briggs (Phil Sears/USA TODAY Sports)

In the second of our 10-part series looking back at the 2012 Chicago Bears, we break down the play of the team's linebackers, a position that could so see a lot of significant changes.

In today's NFL, outside linebackers in 3-4 systems get all the attention. Those players are the edge rushers for their teams, the guys who rack up the sacks. As such, only 3-4 OLBs made the NFC Pro Bowl roster this season. Outside linebackers in 4-3 systems, guys who rack up tackles but not sacks, were overlooked. Such was the case this year with Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. Despite...

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