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Year is over for Redskins' Orakpo

...victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.He had a half sack for the Redskins (2-5) this season.Gruden says rookie linebacker Trent Murphy, a second-round pick out of Stanford, will start in Orakpo's spot and is "going to have to grow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-20/year-over-redskins-orakpo
Bills cornerback able to walk after collision

...bruise on his cheek. He was released from jail on a $100 bond and entered a plea of not guilty. SAINTS: Released rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt, a fourth-round draft choice who had been placed on short-term injured reserve and designated for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-06/bills-cornerback-able-walk-af
Falcons' defense prepares for Vikings rookie quarterback

...starter in the NFL, but his college resume earned him respect from the Falcons."Teddy is a good player," Falcons rookie linebacker Prince Shembo said. "We were in the same draft class and I have a lot of good friends that know him and played...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-22/falcons-defense-prepares-viki
Lesser-known running backs prove capable of getting job done in NFL

...Keith Smith from its practice squad, and he is likely to play in his second game this season today. GIANTS: Waived rookie linebacker Dan Fox and signed cornerback Chandler Fenner from their practice squad. JAGUARS: Activated former South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-04/lesser-known-running-backs-pr
Rookie linebacker makes impression for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Prince Shembo has good reason to be excited about his first NFL training camp, as the Falcons rookie linebacker competes with second-year player Joplo Bartu for a starting job.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-28/rookie-linebacker-makes-impre
Falcons' rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill lost for season with knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the season with a left knee injury.Coach Mike Smith said Thursday Spruill tore his anterior cruciate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-07/falcons-rookie-linebacker-mar
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
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
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