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Today the positional preview series moves on to look at Jets linebackers.
Yesterday the focus was on edge rusher, a position lacking in quality. Linebacker is a stronger position for the Jets. The team has solid starters and adequate depth. Much of this depth was discovered last season when injuries forced backups to see regular playing time. While the players lower on the depth chart might not have played at a Pro Bowl level, they didn’t stop the defense from having a successful year.
The return of Avery Williamson should help to bolster the unit. Williamson missed the entire 2019 season due to a preseason injury. He just agreed to a paycut yesterday, guaranteeing he will be a member of the Jets in 2020. Listen to hear a breakdown of Jets linebackers from Williamson to the backups.
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