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Is Jacob Phillips the future of the linebacker corps?

The group that needs the most attention this off-season is arguably the linebacker position.

Free agents that may depart include starters B.J. Goodson and Malcolm Smith plus a pair of backups in Tae Davis and Elijah Lee. The only active linebackers that remain are Mack Wilson, Sione Takitaki and Jacob Phillips. What will happen to this unit before training camp?

Smith might be re-signed - Goodson probably not. Davis and Lee were special teams demons and could be signed again at a budget price for specifically that purpose. Takitaki and Wilson don’t seem to be starter material and should settle into role players.