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Roster Breakdown: Linebacker

Locks: Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower

Bubble: Dane Fletcher, Darius Fleming, Chris White, Jonathan Freeny, James Morris, Dekoda Watson

Long shots: Xzavier Dickson, Rufus Johnson, D.J. Lynch, Eric Martin, Matt Wells

BREAKDOWN: Like cornerback, this could be a one of the more competitive positions in camp this summer. The starting jobs are locked up, assuming Mayo and Hightower can return fully from their 2014 injuries and subsequent surgeries. Beyond them and Collins, every backup job is up for grabs. Players with experience and special teams acumen, like Fletcher, have a leg up on the rest, but are by no means assured of work. That goes for the likes of Fleming and White, who contributed on special teams quite a bit last season. Morris spent his rookie 2014 campaign on IR, but the team kept him around this year, which might bode well for him. Freeny, Watson, and Martin are veteran free agents who've bounced around the NFL. Johnson was a futures-contract signing at the end of last season, and Dickson, Wells, and Lynch are rookies who need to prove themselves


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