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Falcons hope Draft will help defense

...Ga. - For a player who had 178 tackles last season, Chris Draft may be most noticeable in his absence. Draft missed...the outside," Mora said. "Another part was having Chris Draft in the middle of the defense where he can direct traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/28/pro_432698.shtml
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Rossum injures hamstring

...heading into practice Friday morning. The Atlanta Falcons' coach had already upgraded linebackers Mark Simoneau, Chris Draft and Artie Ulmer to probable for the home opener Sunday against Chicago, but another caution flag was raised when return...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/14/pro_352666.shtml
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Overtime

...Falcons on Monday. Hartwell, a starter in Baltimore since 2002, will take over at middle linebacker, a position Chris Draft held to mixed reviews the p ast two years. The NFL will play its first regular-season game outside the United States...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/22/oth_448136.shtml
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Brooking excited about additions

...returned to his spot on the weak side. The five-time Pro Bowl selection played that spot impressively in 2004, when Chris Draft manned in the middle, but the signing in March 2005 of Hartwell was supposed to free Brooking to use his speed to pursue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/09/pro_91943.shtml
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Rookie impresses Falcons

...Falcons (4-1) play host to the San Diego Chargers (3-2) on Sunday, Williams' role could continue to grow. Chris Draft missed practice this week with turf toe, but even before the starting middle linebacker's injury, Williams had worked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/16/pro_431480.shtml
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Panthers edge Ravens

...in the first quarter after McNair sustained a concussion and sprained neck while being sacked by Michael Rucker and Chris Draft. Boller had been Baltimore's starter for three years before the Ravens traded for McNair, who was immediately made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/16/pro_100693.shtml
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Vick can't cure Falcons' ills

...to 0-6 this year when leading at halftime, Vick changed the game as he jogged onto the field. Atlanta linebacker Chris Draft had just intercepted ailing David Carr at the Houston 37-yard line and the Texans had a 10-point lead, but that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/01/pro_387457.shtml
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Defense not the only problem for Atlanta

...final one giving Miami a 7-0 lead on Fieldler's 1-yard touchdown pass to Obafemi Ayanbadejo. Inside linebacker Chris Draft, who appeared to get stuffed by a block that prevented him from covering the right flats on the touchdown, followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/24/pro_385960.shtml
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Stewart gets his shot

...a backup in last year's 4-3 scheme, Stewart had nine solo tackles, seven of which came at Arizona when starter Chris Draft was injured. Playing on special teams is still a part of Stewart's job, but he always wanted a chance to prove himself...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/29/pro_355557.shtml
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Stewart, Rogers holding on as starters

...pare down. Atlanta likely will keep only eight of the 12 linebackers in camp, and seven of them - Keith Brooking, Chris Draft, Matt Stewart, Keith Newman, Artie Ulmer, Rogers and Overstreet - are locks. When the 53-man roster is announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/13/pro_384205.shtml
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