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  Falcons | Make moves to reach 53-man roster    Fri Aug 31, 06:16 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have waived LB Spencer Adkins, LB Rico Council, WR Drew Davis, CB Dominique Franks, OT Bryce Harris, LB Jerrell Harris, WR Marcus Jackson, CB Marty Markett, RB Dimitri Nance, DE Conrad Obi, DT Micanor Regis, WR James Rodgers, CB Peyton Thompson and SS Suaesi Tuimaunei. The team has reached injury settlements to TE Lamark Brown (undisclosed) and OG Andrew Jackson (undisclosed). The team have waived injured WR Kerry Meier (undisclosed) and placed SS Shann Schillinger (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season. FB Mike Cox and LB Joe Zelenka have been released.

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  Falcons | Trying to work several tailbacks in    Mon Jul 2, 10:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Gerald Brown indicated Monday, July 2, that the team is trying to work RBs Jason Snelling, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith, Dimitri Nance and Robbie Frey into the mix during training camp and the preseason. The team feels particularly good about Snelling and Rodgers, who are expected to spell RB Michael Turner more this season.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is an elusive change of pace back who could fill a Darren Sproles-like role for the Falcons this year. Snelling is the bruising 'tweener who can play Running Back or Fullback. We like Rodgers as a sneaky pick you can add in the 11th or 12th round of your fantasy draft.

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  Falcons | Dimitri Nance signed to future contract    Fri Jan 20, 05:35 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have signed RB Dimitri Nance to a future contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Nance is a good RB with a low center of gravity and strong leg drive. He should make the team as a reserve runner next year.

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  Eagles | Three work out    Tue Sep 27, 09:05 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles worked out free-agent RBs Aaron Brown (Lions) and Dimitri Nance (Packers) Tuesday, Sept. 27. The club also had DL Everette Brown (Panthers) in for a visit.

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  Dolphins | Work out three RBs    Wed Sep 14, 12:12 AM

Updating a previous report, in addition to free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (49ers), the Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent RBs Thomas Clayton (Seahawks), Dimitri Nance (Packers) and Julius Jones (Seahawks) Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance, others waived    Sat Sep 3, 07:22 PM

The Green Bay Packers waived RB Dimitri Nance, WR Diondre Borel, T Chris Campbell, OL Ray Dominguez, DL Chris Donaldson, LB Ricky Elmore, C Sampson Genus, CB Josh Gordy, WR Tori Gurley, LB Cardia Jackson, DE Elisha Joseph, S Anthony Levine, OL Nick McDonald, LB Elijah Joseph, CB Brandian Ross, DL Jay Ross and RB Brandon Saine.

Footballguys view: Gurley is a tough, big frame wideout who should catch on a practice squad somewhere. Nance got some action with the Packers last year, but was not needed with the drafting of Alex Green in the third round.

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  Packers | Ryan Grant fighting for roster spot?    Wed Aug 24, 03:54 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant may be competing with RB Dimitri Nance for one roster spot during the final two weeks of the preseason.

Footballguys view: Grant just renegotiated his salary which could keep him around for another season. His salary of $2.5 million is guaranteed this year which means the team is not going to release him. Nance is a talented backup, but they may end up keeping him around on the Practice Squad. That is, if no other team plucks him away. They lost Tyrell Sutton to the Panthers two years ago when they tried to do the same thing.

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  Packers | Deep at running back    Sun Aug 21, 12:36 AM

Green Bay Packers RBs Dimitri Nance and Quinn Johnson are in the running for roster spots, and RB Brandon Saine has looked good during training camp, too. The team usually keeps six running backs on roster each year, so they could run into a numbers game. RBs Ryan Grant, James Starks, Alex Green and John Kuhn are at the top of the position currently.

Footballguys view: Saine should make the practice squad, but he could get sniped by an RB needy team. Nance could also fall into that category after the Packers signed him from the Falcons practice squad last year.

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  Packers | Week 21 Inactives    Sun Feb 6, 05:36 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared CB Brandon Underwood, RB Dimitri Nance, LB Erik Walden, OG Evan Dietrich-Smith, QB Graham Harrell, CB Josh Gordy, OG Nick McDonald, FB Quinn Johnson inactive for Week 21.

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  Packers | Week 20 Inactives    Sun Jan 23, 02:25 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared RB Dimitri Nance, OG Evan Dietrich-Smith, LB Frank Zombo, QB Graham Harrell, DL Jarius Wynn, CB Josh Gordy, OG Nick McDonald, CB Patrick Lee inactive for Week 20.

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  Packers | Week 19 Inactives    Sat Jan 15, 07:09 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared SS Atari Bigby, RB Dimitri Nance, OG Evan Dietrich-Smith, LB Frank Zombo, QB Graham Harrell, CB Josh Gordy, FB Korey Hall, OG Nick McDonald inactive for Week 19.

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  Packers | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 5, 11:52 AM

The Green Bay Packers have declared FS Anthony Smith, SS Atari Bigby, RB Dimitri Nance, DL Jarius Wynn, OT Marshall Newhouse, LB Matt Wilhelm, OG Nick McDonald, CB Patrick Lee inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: James Starks is active for the first time in his career.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance cleared to play    Fri Dec 3, 04:24 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 3, and is listed as probable for Week 13, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He has been cleared to play and may be active for the game.

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  Packers | Three practice fully Thursday    Thu Dec 2, 09:32 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf) and RB Dimitri Nance (concussion) all practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 2.

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  Packers | Four miss practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 1, 07:26 PM

Green Bay Packers S Atari Bigby (hamstring), CB Patrick Lee (ankle), RB Dimitri Nance (concussion) and S Anthony Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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  Packers | Running game struggling    Tue Nov 30, 03:35 PM

The Green Bay Packers' running game has continued to struggle and the team used their 'Big Five' formation frequently against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Rob Demovsky. The Big Five formation features an empty backfield with five receivers. The running backs, including RBs Brandon Jackson and Dimitri Nance, only had 11 carries in the game. 'Our run game, we've been working at it for a long time,' offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. 'We haven't changed a whole lot. We need better execution and better production. It's not one person. It's not one position. It's a unit-wide issue. We've got to keep addressing it and keep working on it.' The team hasn't had a back average more than 3.8 yards per carry in the last four games. Jackson has carried the ball 12 or fewer times in six of his last 10 games. Head coach Mike McCarthy and Philbin have not committed to giving the running backs more work in the immediate future.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance suffers concussion    Mon Nov 29, 01:50 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 12 and will go through the necessary process during the week in order to play in Week 13, reports Weston Hodkiewicz, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance may have moved up depth chart    Fri Nov 26, 02:11 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance has received more carries in the past few weeks and may have replaced RB John Kuhn as the team's No. 2 running back, reports Kareem Copeland, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance, James Starks to compete for time    Wed Nov 17, 09:22 AM

Green Bay Packers RBs Dimitri Nance and James Starks likely will compete each week to determine which one will be on the active roster for games, reports Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the ability to play special teams is a factor when deciding between the two running backs.

Footballguys view: Both rookie runner have parts of their skill sets that are quite admirable. Starks is very fast and difficult to bring down when he gets a head of steam. However, he runs upright and has not played much football in the last year and a half due to various injuries (shoulder, hamstring). Nance is a compact runner who runs with good instincts and balance. He's not terribly fast, but his initial burst is good enough to get to the second level consistently.

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  Packers | Two players probable for Week 9    Fri Nov 5, 03:28 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance (ankle) and OG Daryn Colledge (back) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 5, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Both are listed as probable for Week 9 and will be able to play.

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  Packers | Two practice Thursday    Thu Nov 4, 04:09 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, knee) and RB Dimitri Nance (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 4.

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  Packers | Nine limited in practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 3, 08:55 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, knee), G Daryn Colledge (back), S Nick Collins (knee), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin), RB Dimitri Nance (ankle), DE Ryan Pickett (ankle), OT Mark Tauscher (shoulder) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) all practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 3.

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  Packers | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 31, 11:44 AM

The Green Bay Packers have declared CB Brandon Underwood, RB Dimitri Nance, LB Diyral Briggs, OT Mark Tauscher, OT Marshall Newhouse, OG Nick McDonald, FB Quinn Johnson, DL Ryan Pickett inactive for Week 8.

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Quinn Johnson player page
Brandon Underwood player page
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  Packers | Dimitri Nance added to injury report    Sat Oct 30, 10:52 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance (ankle) has been added to the team's Week 8 injury report as questionable because of an ankle injury, according to Packers.com.

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  Packers | Considering other return options    Mon Oct 4, 04:37 PM

The Green Bay Packers are considering other options for returning kickoffs besides WR Jordy Nelson, who fumbled twice in Week 4, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause.

Footballguys view: Jordy Nelson has failed to live up to expectations as both a receiver and a return man. Green Bay could look to rookie RB Dimitri Nance or CB Patrick Lee as options to return kicks.

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  Packers | Week 3 Inactives    Mon Sep 27, 07:17 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared LB Brad Jones, SS Charlie Peprah, RB Dimitri Nance, OT Marshall Newhouse, DL Mike Neal, OG Nick McDonald, CB Patrick Lee, OT T.J. Lang inactive for Week 3.

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  Packers | Will split up RB snaps    Wed Sep 22, 09:41 AM

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will split the running back snaps between RBs Brandon Jackson, John Kuhn and Dimitri Nance because Jackson is still valuable as the third-down back and he is not sure if Jackson could take the physical toll that comes with being a featured back, ESPNMilwaukee.com's Jason Wilde.

Footballguys view: Durability has always been a concern with Jackson since he became a pro because he's not the biggest guy. The Packers should continue to complement him with fullback John Kuhn taking some of the short yardage and goalline carries away. Undrafted rookie Dimitri Nance could be used to give Jackson a breather from time to time.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance unlikely to play Week 2    Thu Sep 16, 08:27 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Dimitri Nance caught the eye of his new head coach, Mike McCarthy, during his first day of practice with the Packers, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Very explosive, instinctive, definitely has a very strong, quick lower half. Everything we saw on file was validated. He is a young player and I think he will be a good fit for us,' McCarthy said of his new back. Nance said it is unlikely he will be ready to play during Week 2, but said he is a pretty quick learner and if they gave him a certain number of plays he could be ready.

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  Packers | Brandon Jackson will start Week 2    Wed Sep 15, 02:42 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson will start at tailback during Week 2, reports Tom Silverstein, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. RBs John Kuhn and Dimitri Nance will serve as his backups.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. Brandon Jackson has been getting rave reviews from head coach Mike McCarthy and now it's his time to shine as the Packers featured back. We could see John Kuhn get some carries near the goalline, and rookie Dimitri Nance could get a few carries if Jackson needs a breather.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance added    Tue Sep 14, 03:45 PM

The Green Bay Packers have signed RB Dimitri Nance (Falcons); terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Packers know how to find hidden gems at the RB position on other practice squads. Our very own Cecil Lammey watched Nance up close at the Shrine Game practices in Orlando earlier this year and came away impressed. Nance is a compact runner who has a low center of gravity and runs with good forward lean. He's tough to bring down between the tackles, but he has enough burst to be used effectively on the edges too. He'll play behind Brandon Jackson, who has now been elevated to the starting position.

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  Packers | Dimitri Nance, Jarius Wynn sign    Tue Sep 14, 03:44 PM

The Green Bay Packers signed RB Dimitri Nance (Falcons) and DL Jarius Wynn (Packers) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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  Packers | Plan to sign Dimitri Nance    Tue Sep 14, 03:20 PM

The Green Bay Packers are planning on signing Atlanta Falcons RB Dimitri Nance, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Rob Demovsky. RB Ryan Grant (leg, ankle) will be placed on the Injured Reserve list to make room for Nance. Nance had 21 carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason with the Falcons.

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  Falcons | Eight added to practice squad    Sun Sep 5, 04:20 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have signed TE Robert Agnone, WR Tim Buckley, RB Dimitri Nance, WR Andy Strickland, T Jose Valdez, S Rafael Bush, DE Emmanuel Stephens and LB Bear Woods to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Dmitri Nance played well in training camp and is difficult to bring down because of his low center of gravity. He's a practice squad player that dynasty owners need to keep an eye on.

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Bear Woods player page


  Falcons | Announce roster moves    Sat Sep 4, 02:10 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have waived TE Robert Agnone, WR Troy Bergeron, WR Tim Buckley, RB Dimitri Nance, C Blake Schlueter, WR Andy Strickland, WR Ryan Wolfe, TE Keith Zinger, SS Rafael Bush, CB Dominique Daniels, CB Chevis Jackson, LB Weston Johnson, DE Maurice Lucas and DE Emmanuel Stephens, reports Jay Adams, of AtlantaFalcons.com. The team also terminated the contract of C Brett Romberg and waived injured WR Brandyn Harvey (undisclosed).

Footballguys view: We expect players like RB Dmitri Nance and WR Ryan Wolfe to be candidates for the Falcons practice squad.

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