Quotes to Note: Veteran Linebacker Edition

Our sources are dishing on the Browns linebackers. Here's what they have to say right now...

Some recent quotes from our sources on the status of the Browns linebacking corps:

On OLB Barkevious Mingo -

“He (Mingo) is going to have to come in and complete just like everyone else we have in here. He’s going to be pushed, we are at a point we have some interesting talent (Armonty Bryant, Scott Soloman and Nate Orchard), coming off the injury (shoulder), he should be able to increase his physicality, his aggression and show he can be a consistent player, not only in his drops, but getting pressure off the edge.”

On OLB Scott Soloman -

“Tough kid, endless motor, isn’t afraid to hit. If it moves, Scott (Soloman) will put a helmet on it, we love his aggressiveness, his mentality is infectious.”

On Armonty Bryant -

“Armonty (Bryant) will get looks at LB as well as DE in our scheme due to the many looks we have and he can fit in. Most importantly it’s getting him back on the field, working at full speed, taking contact, getting past those mental aspects of missing almost a season and fully trusting his knee after contact and fatigue.”

On ILB Karlos Dansby -

“(Karlos) Dansby is important to what we want to achieve in 2015. You could see how important he is to our defense when he was lost for a good portion of the season a year ago with the knee, he never skipped a beat, he was talking up Robertson while out, helping getting him ready. The man is a high quality pro and he is going to have a big year in 2015 in this defense.”

On ILB’s Craig Robertson and Christian Kirksey

“This is going to be one hell of a competition in training camp. There guys (Robertson and Kirksey) help one another, have come a long way in a short time. Both can play the run, both have really made gains in pass responsibility and will have a important role, whether starting or not. Kirksey may have an edge playing down-hill, he’ll get looks in different package groups while Robertson may be a little better in space, it’ll play itself out in camp.”

On OLB Paul Kruger -

“One thing we are certain, (Paul) Krug(er) is going to be all effort, he is going to get after the QB and create opportunities for our defense. With most of the guys now having played in the system and understand the responsibilities/roles, we expect others around him to play at a higher level, which we believe is going to enhance what he (Kruger) does on game-day.”

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