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Spring Review: The Linebackers

Rutgers needs to replace two of its three starting linebackers, so spring practice was important for the unit. Steve Beauharnais transitioned to the middle , and someone else needed to perform better on the practice to pick up the slack left by the departures of Damaso Munoz and Ryan D'Imperio. That is where Manny Abreu stood out. What else happened for the unit in the spring?

Prior to spring practice Steve Beauharnais never played middle linebacker, but he looked comfortable and confident as the leader of the defense throughout spring practice. Also, Manny Abreu began the spring as the starting strong side linebacker, and was still with the first unit when it concluded. In fact, when spring practice ended, the best news for Rutgers' defense was the play of its... Recommended Stories

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