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Smith: Falcons need to get tougher in 2014

...onto the role he wanted as an every-down end.But Smith and Dimitroff were proud of the performances of rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant, a first-round draft pick, and rookie linebacker Paul Worrilow, an undrafted free agent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-12-30/smith-falcons-need-get-toughe
Falcons could start five or more rookies on defense against Redskins QB Kirk Cousins

...quarterback Kirk Cousins ? cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford and safety Zeke Motta.The Falcons also list rookie linebackers Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow as starters. Two more 2013 draft picks, defensive ends Stansly Maponga and ex-Clemson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-12-11/falcons-could-start-five-or-m
Atlanta Falcon cornerback Asante Samuel expects to be busy against New England

...really not going to trick him very much." The Falcons start rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant, and undrafted rookie linebackers Paul Worrilow and Joplu Bartu also were on the field as Miami marched to victory.They're going to need to grow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-09-26/atlanta-falcon-cornerback-asa
Falcons coach Mike Smith says mistakes will be corrected before season opener

...Smith lauded several players ? defensive tackle Corey Peters, defensive end Kroy Biermann, punter Matt Bosher, rookie linebacker Joplo Bartu and fullback Bradie Ewing ? for playing well against Tennessee.Receiver Roddy White, kicker Matt Bryant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-08-26/falcons-coach-mike-smith-says
Former Georgia star Jarvis Jones OK after chest injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones says he's fine after spending time in a hospital over the weekend with a bruised chest.The former Georgia star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-08-26/former-georgia-star-jarvis-jo
Ex-Gamecock Marcus Lattimore likely to sit out rookie season

...successfully win an appeal of that penalty, insisting he had "done nothing wrong."BROWNS: CEO Joe Banner said injured rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo more tests on his bruised lung.Mingo was hospitalized for two days after sustaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-08-19/ex-gamecock-marcus-lattimore-
Falcons, Redskins share the misery of hard falls this season

...who replaced Samuel, joined Desmond Trufant as rookie starting cornerbacks.The Falcons also list two undrafted rookie linebackers, Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow, as starters. Worrilow has a streak of six straight games with 10 or more tackles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-12-14/falcons-redskins-share-misery
Steve Spurrier hasn't lost passion for beating North Carolina

...it is a little special when you are coaching against a team like" North Carolina, Spurrier said. STEELERS: Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was released from the hospital Sunday after being treated for a chest injury.The team said Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-25/steve-spurrier-hasnt-lost
Panthers' Jonathan Stewart to miss first six games

...the field for the opener in Detroit.DOLPHINS: Rookie linebacker Dion Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL...undisclosed 2014 draft pick in return. BROWNS: Rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo did some running Tuesday, a few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-08-27/panthers-jonathan-stewart-mis
Atlanta church lowers price for Falcons stadium land

...congregation must still approve the lower price, which was negotiated between Reed and Pastor Rodney Turner. BROWNS: Rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo remained hospitalized Friday, a day after suffering a bruised lung in the first half of an exhibition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-08-16/atlanta-church-lowers-price-f