The Redskins strongest point on their defense is their linebacking group. However, with the recent retirement of MLB London Fletcher, Washington could look into bringing in an additional linebacker.
1. MLB Karlos Dansby: Dansby has had a long and fruitful NFL career, and has proven to be a more than capable starting linebacker. In 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, he has recorded 1,007 tackles, 38.0 sacks, 15 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles.
2. ILB Brandon Spikes: The young 26-year-old Spikes makes up the heart of the New England Patriots linebacking core, and is one of the top young linebackers. He will be Pro Bowl bound in the next few seasons, and in four years he has recorded 286 tackles and five forced fumbles.
Other prominent free agent linebackers: MLB Donald Butler, MLB Daryl Smith, MLB Pat Angerer and MLB Wesley Woodyard.