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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Jets wake-up call: Day 9

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets are on the field at 10 a.m. for their final practice before Saturday's Green & White scrimmage. Story lines we'll be following: We'll have an eye on the two rookie defensive backs, Calvin Pryor and Dexter M...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. Calvin Johnson - Quotes from current, former players about Detroi...

    Current and former NFL players discuss the skill set of Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and strategies to defend him.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  14. Giants' secondary lets its play do the talking

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There was a whole lotta hootin' and hollerin' at the end of the New York Giants' practice Tuesday, from one group in particular. The defensive backs were all gathered in a circle around reserve cornerback Charles James, bo...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  15. Titans Camp Report: Day 2

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp: In one-on-ones with receivers against defensive backs, undrafted rookie wideout Julian Horton matched up against undrafted rookie corner Ri'Shard A...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  16. Vikings position preview: Defensive backs

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Before the Minnesota Vikings convene for their first practice of training camp on Friday, we'll break down the final position group in our series. Here is a look at the Vikings' defensive backs. Returning players: Xavier Rhodes,...

    Blog | July 25, 2014