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Steelers might turn to new faces as pivotal three-game homestand begins

...faces in the huddle when the Steelers begin a pivotal three-game homestand Monday against Houston (3-3).Rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers will likely be active for the first time with starter Steve McLendon out with a shoulder injury. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-14/steelers-might-turn-new-faces
Clemson center gets threatening messages after bad snap

...criminal activity, asserting the sexual contact was consensual.? Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced starting nose tackle Niles Lawrence-Stample is out for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle. MISSISSIPPI STATE: Center Dillon Day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-23/clemson-center-gets-threa
Jadeveon Clowney out four-to-six weeks with knee injury

...greater role in the running game, but he had just two carries for no yards against the Cowboys on Sunday.REDSKINS: Nose tackle Barry Cofield (ankle) and tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) could be sidelined for multiple weeks with injuries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-08/jadeveon-clowney-out-four-six
Paul Soliai, Tyson Jackson bring size to Atlanta's D-line

...sides of the line of scrimmage. For the defensive line, that meant acting quickly in free agency to sign 345-pound nose tackle Paul Soliai and 296-pound end Tyson Jackson to fit a new 3-4 scheme.It's still a work in progress, but Soliai...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-12/paul-soliai-tyson-jackson-bri
Falcons backup tackle carted off with undisclosed injury

...not once but twice, even sending him to his backside.In their first audition to become San Francisco's starting nose tackle, Dial and Jerod-Eddie each showed impressive physical strength in the middle of the defensive line Sunday. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-03/falcons-backup-tackle-carted-
Thomas leads Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets over Wofford Terriers

...equaled the total yards on Wofford's first 25 plays.With linebacker Quayshawn Nealy blocked out to his left and nose tackle Shawn Green out to his right, Smith easily outran free safety Demond Smith for the long score.Georgia Tech was fortunate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-30/thomas-leads-georgia-tech
Ryan sharp, but Falcons fall to Titans in preseason

...had been very limited in practice since bruising his ribs in a 19-16 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend. PACKERS: Nose tackle B.J. Raji tore his biceps in Green Bay's exhibition win over the Oakland Raiders on Friday and is expected to miss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-23/ryan-sharp-falcons-fall-titan
Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine yet to decide on starting QB

...with a torn left biceps muscle that required surgery. He was injured Aug. 1, but hasn't been ruled out for the season. He is expected to miss significant time after arriving for training camp as the projected starting nose tackle.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-19/cleveland-browns-coach-mi
Falcons nose tackle again considering retirement

...BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons learned Friday that nose tackle Ellis Johnson returned to his home in Indianapolis to...major acquisition for the Falcons, who were thin at nose tackle and eagerly signed him to a three-year, $4.3 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/12/pro_380988.shtml
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Team expecting nose tackle at camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Nose tackle Ellis Johnson has told the Atlanta Falcons that he will report...defensive line is arguably the team's thinnest position. Starting nose tackle Ed Jasper (lower back) and Travis Hall (abdomen) are both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/22/pro_381863.shtml
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