nose tackle


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nose tackle

n. Football
A defensive lineman who lines up opposite the center, usually in a three-person line.
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Nose tackle Evan Alexandrou returns some experience to the line while "speed guy" Rodney Jones moves to the line from linebacker.
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable and so are cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hip), left guard Senio Kelemete (elbow/rib), wide receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring) and nose tackle Brandon Dunn (ankle).
A few of Taggart's young starters came through Saturday, including true freshman Nick Pickett, who opened the game at safety with classmate Austin Faoliu at nose tackle.
On the other side of the ball, the defense has withstood a season-ending injury to safety DeAngelo Hall, potentially season-ending ones to safety David Bruton and nose tackle Kedric Golston and injuries to Breeland and cornerback Dashaun Phillips.
The 49ers, for example, also are expected to meet with the agents of their biggest free agents, a list that includes receiver Anquan Boldin, guard Alex Boone and nose tackle Ian Williams.
The 6-foot-2, 316-pound Brown has experience playing nose tackle, defensive tackle and end in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts.
Pittsburgh's staple play is the off-tackle run and it sets up nicely for them if back-up centre Doug Legursky and Ramon Foster can handle Packers nose tackle BJ Raji.
Two days after signing veteran defensive end Marques Douglas, the Miami Dolphins have added more depth to their defensive front by signing nose tackle Montavious Stanley.
COVENTRY Jets have beaten off competition from the London Cobras and London Blitz to sign nose tackle James Lewis.
BOB GOLIC, former Notre Dame and NFL player: "If you're mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway.
Klecko was also the first player in the history of professional football to be selected to the Pro Bowl at three different positions (Defensive End, Nose Tackle and Defensive Tackle).
An ankle injury counted nose tackle Tovo out of last weekend's crucial 16-13 win at Amsterdam Admirals.