nose tackle

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Shelby Harris moves up a peg on the depth chart to start at nose tackle. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Position Preview: Same faces, maybe different roles for defensive linemen," 10 July 2019 Jordon Scott, nose tackle Oregon has to improve against the run under defensive coordinator Andy Avalos and one of the most critical pieces in achieving that will be Jordon Scott. oregonlive.com, "Oregon MVP 10: Jordon Scott, key to Ducks improving against the run, is No. 8," 26 June 2019 The junior nose tackle had 29 tackles with 3.5 for loss including a sack last season while playing mostly as a 0 technique and shade. oregonlive.com, "Oregon MVP 10: Jordon Scott, key to Ducks improving against the run, is No. 8," 26 June 2019 As someone who thrives on the dirty work of playing in the middle of the Texans' defense, veteran nose tackle D.J. Reader is valued for his handiwork. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans see leadership from D.J. Reader," 24 June 2019 If his play during minicamp is any indication — Johnson took most of the first-team reps at nose tackle with Joseph recovering from an undisclosed surgery — his role could be enhanced moving forward. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Vikings DT Jaleel Johnson working to shed ‘bull in a china shop’ label," 24 June 2019 While the defensive line lacks experience with the graduation of Jesse Aniebonam and Byron Cowart, the Terps still have depth at nose tackle with Oluwatimi, Howard, senior Oseh Saine as well as redshirt sophomores Breyon and Brandon Gaddy. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Locksley: Adam McLean no longer part of Maryland football program," 4 June 2019 And that's not to mention the defensive turnover, with newcomers like nose tackle Xavier Williams, linebacker Anthony Hitchens and cornerbacks Fuller and David Amerson slotted for starting roles. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Next stop for confident Patrick Mahomes, rest of Chiefs, is training camp," 14 June 2018 The Chiefs will have a different starting nose tackle for the third straight year. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Chiefs take defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi from Florida State in third round | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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