nose tackle


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Recent Examples on the Web During an online press conference last week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said 10-year veteran Tyson Alualu would get the first snaps at nose tackle in training camp in Hargrave’s place, and Pittsburgh would proceed from there. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Isaiah Buggs hopes to get his number called more in 2020 with Steelers," 3 July 2020 Weighing in just north of 300 pounds, Ratliff was an undersized nose tackle (for the time) in a 3-4 defense who used his quickness and leverage to absorb blocks and disrupt the backfield. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 underrated players on the Cowboys’ 2020 roster, including the glue that holds the D-line together," 3 June 2020 Brown, a nose tackle, contributed to Big Ten championship teams in 1974 and 1975. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame’s 2020 class honors three football greats, including ‘gold pants’ originator," 16 June 2020 This offseason, the Lions released co-sack leader Devon Kennard and nose tackle Damon Harrison from their front seven and let A'Shawn Robinson walk in free agency. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions sign third-round pick Julian Okwara to 4-year deal," 9 June 2020 Essentially, Woods was a backup caliber nose tackle who somehow found himself with a starting gig. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 Cowboys in danger of losing their starting jobs, including an inconsistent nose tackle," 1 June 2020 Currently, Dontari Poe is the only nose tackle under contract for the Cowboys, as Antwaun Woods has yet to sign his exclusive rights free-agent contract. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: A trio of free agents who could still help the Dallas Cowboys," 4 May 2020 Jones will remain the starter at nose tackle in 2020 and Jullian Taylor is a strong candidate to serve as his backup. Eric Branch,, "Midwest migration: 49ers’ Sheldon Day joins DeForest Buckner with Colts," 25 Mar. 2020 The biggest hole on defense is nose tackle, where the Bears must replace senior Chris Palmer. Jeff Faraudo, The Mercury News, "Cal Football: Bears begin fall camp focused on making offensive improvements," 30 July 2019

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Nose tackle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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