DOL breaks down the free agent linebacker options. And to be honest, Mike Peterson does seem like the best option.
The extent of Tatupu’s injury will be known after a visit to specialist Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
The group of available veteran linebackers includes a couple of familiar names in Mike Peterson and Keith Brooking. Peterson is the logical choice to return, since the present regime elected not to re-sign Brooking.
Channing Crowder, E.J. Henderson, and Gary Brackett are the other names on DOL's shortlist. My personal preference? Peterson. He's a solid, veteran option. He played in a Mike Nolan defense, though it was almost a decade ago. Long story short, there aren't many options, and he may be the best option available.