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  1. Saints serious about fixing tackling woes

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- By Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints' defensive backs made it clear they were tired of hearing about and talking about their tackling woes in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. As The Times-Picayune chronicled, at one poi...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Fantasy football IDP rankings for Week 2: Top 35 linebackers, def...

    Jim McCormick

    Jim McCormick provides his Week 2 IDP rankings by position.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  3. Florida freshman QB has memorable debut

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida played nine true freshmen in its season-opening 65-0 rout against Eastern Michigan last weekend. Duke Dawson, one of four fresh-faced defensive backs to see action, became the first true freshman in school history to r...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
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  5. Vikings film review: Defensive backs

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- On Tuesday, we took a look at the game film of the Vikings' offense in two parts. This morning, we're taking a look at what the game film revealed about the Vikings' defense: Vikings coaches talked during the offseason about having...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. Jets light on DBs vs. Raiders

    Rich Cimini

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Anticipating a heavy ground attack by the Oakland Raiders, the New York Jets dressed six defensive linemen and only seven defensive backs for Sunday's season opener at MetLife Stadium. Dee Milliner (high-ankle sprain) and ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  7. Fantasy football IDP rankings for Week 1: Top 35 linebackers, def...

    Jim McCormick

    Jim McCormick provides his Week 1 IDP rankings by position.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
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  9. Pettine: Forget quantity, DBs are quality

    Ashley Fox

    BEREA, Ohio -- One of the biggest takeaways from how coach Mike Pettine -- and by extension GM Ray Farmer -- want to build their roster came in how many defensive backs the Cleveland Browns kept on the roster. The magic number was 12: seven cornerbac...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  10. 2014 #NFLRank -- Sherman and Thomas are a formidable pair

    Greg Garber

    When it comes to dominating defensive duos, the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, Nos. 2 and 3 in 2014 #NFLRank, could be historically great, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  11. Dolphins work out four players

    Field Yates

    The Dolphins worked out a pair of wider receivers and a pair of defensive backs on Wednesday, according to a league source. They were: defensive backs Deji Olatoye and Lowell Rose and wide receivers Gerrard Sheppard and Tony Washington. Olatoye...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  12. Result doesn't mean Swearinger plays dirty

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- There was a clear resignation in Texans safety D.J. Swearinger's voice as he spoke about the hit he made last night against Broncos receiver Wes Welker. It's a very familiar tone for anyone who listens to defensive backs. What are we...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  13. Burleson, Haden to sit against Rams

    Jim Trotter

    CLEVELAND -- The Browns announced that the following are not expected to play against the Rams tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium: wideouts Nate Burleson and Jonathan Krause; defensive backs Joe Haden, Buster Skrine, Isaiah Trufant, K'Waun Williams, Pier...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  14. Johnson not a fan of excessive flags on DBs

    Tania Ganguli

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Hardly a passing play went by during the Houston Texans' and Denver Broncos' joint practice on Wednesday without a yellow flag flying out of an official's pocket. They flew to the fury of defensive backs who insisted they did n...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  15. Titans adjusting well to tighter calls

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has a very reasonable approach to the NFL's more stringent enforcement of defensive holding, illegal contact and pass interference penalties against defensive backs. The Titans need to feel...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  16. Eagles DBs still plan on being physical

    Andy Jasner

    Adjusting to the rules limiting contact will be a difficult challenge for all defensive backs this season -- especially after the first 5 yards off the line of scrimmage. Officials are going to be watching closely. "We grabbed cloth, they calle...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  17. Texans Camp Report: Day 17

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp: A couple nice plays for defensive backs today. Rookie corner Andre Hal knocked a pass away from receiver DeAndre Hopkins, which isn't easy to do. Corner Brand...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  18. NFL - Passing offenses likely to benefit as penalties for defensi...

    Jeffri Chadiha

    Attempts to crack down on illegal contact in a pass-happy league have defensive backs cringing and receivers licking their chops, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014