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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Giants' cornerbacks want to 'hunt the ball'

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants players have to watch where they're going if they're carrying something in this training camp. New cornerback Zack Bowman, formerly of the Chicago Bears, has convinced the Giants' defensive backs that it's a g...

    Blog | August 06, 2014