5 options for Buffalo Bills to upgrade the backup LB position

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Joe Schobert

Joe Schobert has been racking up tackles the past five seasons, three with the Cleveland Browns and one year stops with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers, averaging over 126 total tackles each season. In addition to that, he typically would add a few turnover and sacks each year but this past season with the Steelers that didn’t happen with only one interception and no sacks.

This raises the question if Schobert’s best years are behind him and may be the reason he hasn’t been signed yet by a team.

I don’t necessarily believe that to be the case and Schobert probably is still at a level that he could compete for a starting job, which the Buffalo Bills are  unable to offer. There are also some reasons the Bills may not be interested in adding Schobert as he would be unlikely to contribute much on special teams and also would be limited to just middle linebacker.

However, if they want a player who is still relatively young but has started a lot in this league, Joe Schobert would be a good addition.