Holes in the middle hard to fill

Mailbag: Scarcity of interior LBs makes losses of Lee, Washington more painful

Originally Published: June 1, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The loss of one player shouldn't end a franchise's hope for a season, but two NFC teams suffered losses last week that will be hard to overcome because of the position affected.

Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee blew out an ACL during Dallas' first organized team activity. Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Neither team has good options for replacing the lost players.

That points to ...

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