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Browns name Brian Hoyer starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel

...misdemeanors.LIONS: Nick Fairley's weight is creeping up again.In his first public comments since Detroit demoted the defensive tackle from his starting role to a spot on the second team, Fairley said his eating habits again became an issue over the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-20/browns-name-brian-hoyer-start
Falcons' Corey Peters relieved to be back in practice

...about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.Eight months later, the Falcons' defensive tackle is back on the practice field ? and the doubts are gone.Peters said Tuesday he's expecting to play when Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-19/falcons-corey-peters-relieved
Ex-Clemson star Sammy Watkins day-to-day with bruised ribs

...Gronkowski tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee Dec. 8 and underwent surgery Jan. 9. CARDINALS: Starting defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was taken off the field on a cart after injuring his right knee at training camp on Monday. He was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/ex-clemson-star-sammy-watkins
Atlanta Falcons show off bulk on defense

...the newcomers are two veterans expected to start - defensive tackle Paul Soliai (6-foot-4, 345) and defensive...newcomers gained added importance when former starting defensive tackle Peria Jerry retired Thursday.Defensive line coach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-01/atlanta-falcons-show-bulk-def
Police investigate Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch in assault case

...allegation. PANTHERS: Are setting the bar a little higher this season after leading the NFL in sacks in 2013.Defensive tackle Colin Cole says one of the team's goals is to break the NFL's single-season sack record of 72 set by the 1984...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-11/police-investigate-seahawks-m
Marshawn Lynch ends his holdout

...Seahawks have let Robert Turbin and Christine Michael get the bulk of carries during camp. Falcons: Announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a first-round draft pick from Mississippi in 2009, has decided to retire.No reason was given by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/marshawn-lynch-ends-his-holdo
South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier says hype surrounding Jadeveon Clowney was no problem

...Clowney, the No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans, other high-profile players including quarterback Connor Shaw, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles, wide receiver Bruce Ellington and cornerback Victor Hampton are off to pro careers.Clowney was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-31/south-carolina-football-c
Panthers striving to be NFL's No. 1 defense

...the league's elite defensive team."I feel like we can be the league's No. 1 defense," said second-year defensive tackle Kawann Short.Carolina allowed 301.3 yards and 15.1 points per game last season; the Seahawks allowed 276...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/panthers-striving-be-nfls-no-
Manziel shows off arm, legs in preseason debut

...didn't play.FALCONS: Signed free-agent linebacker Darin Drakeford and waived kicker Sergio Castillo. VIKINGS: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph was struck in his calf by a stray bullet fired in a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-09/manziel-shows-arm-legs-presea
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher eyes back-to-back titles; Seminoles begin preseason practice

...first practice was well attended as each freshman signee was academically eligible and there were few injuries. Defensive tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample was limited with a shoulder injury and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe remains out with a foot injury...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-04/florida-state-coach-jimbo