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TC Preview: Outside Linebacker

OLB Jyles Tucker (Stephen Dunn/Getty)

Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips return at outside linebacker, but the spots behind them are up for grabs. Marques Harris, a regular in the defensive rotation last season, also proved an impactful force on special teams. However, rising star Jyles Tucker, is set to challenge Harris' role after closing his rookie season with a splash.

Shaun Phillips (6'3", 262 pounds) and Shawne Merriman (6'4", 272 pounds) are set to start at outside linebacker. Phillips is marked as one of the best pass-rushing linebackers in the NFL, as he's tallied 20 sacks over the last two seasons. Last season alone, he added 68 tackles, two interceptions and a touchdown. Merriman (6'4", 272 pounds) attended his third consecutive Pro Bowl after closing... Recommended Stories