Kevin Burnett, Oakland Raiders part ways
Coach Dennis Allen previously said veteran linebacker Kevin Burnett would compete for a starting spot. Now he finds himself on the unemployment line as the Raiders let him go.
Luke Kuechly tops 2014 list of NFL's best LBs
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers tops Around The League's preseason linebacker rankings. Find out where the rest of the pack ranks.
Midseason Report: 32 AFC takeaways
The AFC was supposed to be the weaker conference this season, but it hasn't played out that way. Here's what we've learned from all 16 AFC teams at midseason.
Reading the Defense: Osi Umenyiora on the rebound
After posting frustrating seasons in 2012, Osi Umenyiora and Terrell Suggs are rebounding in 2013. Marcas Grant writes that IDP owners should be taking notice.
Von Miller tops ATL's outside linebacker rankings
Von Miller led the Denver Broncos' defensive turnaround last season. Even with a six-game suspension, he gets the edge in our outside linebacker rankings.
Top 25 AFC position battles: Who's winning?
With the first full slate of preseason games upon us, Gregg Rosenthal updates the hottest position battles in the AFC, such as the Buffalo Bills' signal-caller derby between EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb.
32 in 32: Oakland Raiders stare into the void
With a roster full of holes, it might get worse before it gets better for coach Dennis Allen and the Oakland Raiders. Is there long-term hope for the Silver and Black? Marc Sessler explores.
Koa Misi: Miami Dolphins' defense 'can be great' in '13
When the Miami Dolphins made splashes in free agency to improve their defense, expectations immediately shot up. Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi anticipates "great" things this season.
Worst position groups in NFL: Defense
Can coach Chuck Pagano turn around the Indianapolis Colts' defensive line? Can the Oakland Raiders find a linebacker? Gregg Rosenthal looks at the worst position groups in the NFL.
Kevin Burnett signs with Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have filled a void in their linebacker corps, signing former Miami Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett to a contract on Sunday. Burnett set a career high in tackles last season.
What we learned on Day 1 of NFL free agency
The Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns spent a lot, but did they spend wisely? Gregg Rosenthal breaks down Day 1 of free agency, from the cuts and non-trades to the best and worst signings.
Karlos Dansby out after Dolphins add Dannell Ellerbe
With the Miami Dolphins adding free-agent linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the fold, Karlos Dansby's days in South Beach are numbered, according to Jeff Darlington.
Dannell Ellerbe, Miami Dolphins strike $35M contract
Dannell Ellerbe is the latest in a slew of players to leave the Baltimore Ravens as the Miami Dolphins agreed to terms with the young linebacker Tuesday.
Stick a fork in 'em: 2012 Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have seen promising signs from rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but three losses in 12 days and an unforgiving remaining schedule has ended their playoff hopes.
'Hard Knocks' primer: Miami Dolphins storylines for HBO series
The lockout took HBO's "Hard Knocks" from us in 2011, but it's back! Jeff Darlington has 10 Miami Dolphins storylines to watch for in Tuesday night's debut episode, including the enticing QB battle.
Barkevious Mingo, Manti Te'o highlight top college linebackers
With the role of NFL linebackers rapidly changing in today's game, general managers are always looking for versatile specimens. Chad Reuter ranks the top college linebackers, inside and outside.