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  1. ACC mailblog: DBs debate rages

    Andrea Adelson

    Earlier this week, I asked you guys to weigh in on whether Florida State or Virginia Tech had the best group of defensive backs in the ACC. You responded in big-time numbers, voting for Florida State by a comfortable margin. No surprise there. I f...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Browns' roster rundown: Secondary

    Pat McManamon

    Defensive backs Then: Joe Haden, Buster Skrine, T.J. Ward, Tashaun Gipson, Leon McFadden, Jordan Poyer, Julian Posey, Johnson Bademosi, Josh Aubrey (injured) Now: Haden, Justin Gilbert, Skrine, Pierre Desir, McFadden, Poyer, Isaiah Trufant, Don...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Pitt hoping for improvement in secondary

    Andrea Adelson

    Pitt welcomed a new defensive backs coach in the spring, and with him a new approach to playing in the back end. The Panthers want their players to be more aggressive, something that was missing for much of 2013. Pitt had its moments, but its seco...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
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  5. Lovett impressed with his defensive backs

    Andy Jasner

    The Philadelphia Eagles' secondary received a boost in the offseason with the additions of safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Nolan Carroll. Was it enough? That question will be answered when the regular season starts. Through organized t...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  6. Chicago Bears sign veteran safety Adrian Wilson

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Bears signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  7. Burning recruiting questions: Notre Dame

    Gerry Hamilton

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had a productive past four weeks, landing three defensive tackles and flipping four-star inside linebacker Josh Barajas from Penn State. Throw in a pair of defensive backs, including ESPN 300 cornerback and one-time...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
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  9. Tennis balls helping WRs with breaks

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There are plenty of tennis balls to go with football on the Titans practice field. I've seen defensive backs using them, but they are featured more in the work of the wide receivers. Receivers coach Shawn Jefferson said the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. Ranking the SEC safeties

    Alex Scarborough

    We could have sold ourselves short with a top 10 comprised of all the league's defensive backs. Instead of leaving out too many talented players, we took the long route and split the secondary in two. Earlier this afternoon you should have read Ch...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  11. There's big money in nickel and dime defenses - Clayton's mailbag...

    John Clayton

    Mailbag: Pass-rushers and defensive backs are cashing in as teams invest in their nickel and dime defenses, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  12. What defenders shouldn't do to Steve Smith

    Jamison Hensley

    Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees remembers the advice he gave his players whenever his defenders faced wide receiver Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers. "The first thing I told the defensive backs in the room was, 'Look, don't g...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  13. Titans DBs focused on depth of backpedal

    Paul Kuharsky

    A blue line zigzags across one of the Titans' practice fields. It's a map for defensive backs. As secondary coach Louie Cioffi drills his players on how best to track a receiver, he wants them resist them temptation to come out of their backped...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  14. Observations at Ravens' offseason practice

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens opened their second practice of the offseason on Wednesday and here is what caught my eye ... Not surprisingly, the defense is way ahead of the offense. The defensive backs and linebackers were jumping routes so often in team...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  15. Phillip Thomas: 'moving like I was before'

    John Keim

    Shortly before Phillip Thomas suffered a season-ending injury last summer, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris expressed his pleasure over his performance. After one play in training camp, Morris let it be known, saying to no one in particular, "He's...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. How working with Rod Woodson aided Slay

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Darius Slay was collecting a paycheck from the Detroit Lions last season, yet throughout 2013 he felt as though he never left school. He spent the entire season learning -- from his on-field play, from then-defensive backs coa...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  17. Dennard practices without Bengals contract

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- As Darqueze Dennard walked Tuesday toward the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room, he paused for a moment to listen to co-defensive backs coach Vance Joseph. The new Bengals assistant was giving the rookie a brief tutorial on technique. ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  18. Saints DBs couldn't wait to start competing

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' defensive backs stand out as a competitive bunch. So it should come as no surprise that they didn't wait for organized team activities next week to find a way to start battling each other on the field. Spea...

    Blog | May 22, 2014