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Dimitri Nance | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/18/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 219
College: Arizona State
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Falcons signed RB Dimitri Nance to a reserve/future contract.
Nance is a pedestrian runner, but knows how to pass protect, can play on third downs, and contributes on special teams. The Falcons want to increase their no-huddle usage under new OC Dirk Koetter. Nance will push for a roster spot. Fri, Jan 20, 2012 05:37:00 PM

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Packers waived or released RB Dimitri Nance, RB Brandon Saine, OG Ray Dominguez, OT Chris Campbell, NT Chris Donaldson, LB Ricky Elmore, CB Josh Gordy, FB Jon Hoese, LB Cardia Jackson and LB Elijah Joseph.

Nance took the ball just 96 yards on 35 carries last season, and was made expendable by the emergence of James Starks and the selection of Alex Green in last spring's draft.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 07:13:00 PM

Dimitri Nance rushed nine times for 32 yards against the Giants in Week 16.

The Packers stayed true to their committee attack with Nance, Brandon Jackson, and John Kuhn all seeing at least six carries. Nance showed little wiggle, simply pounding his way into heavy traffic with a long run of just six yards. He's not a fantasy option in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 07:39:00 PM

Packers declared SS Atari Bigby, RB Dimitri Nance, G Nick McDonald, OL Marshall Newhouse, DE Jarius Wynn, LB Matt Wilhelm, CB Patrick Lee, and S Anthony Smith inactive for Weke 13.

Greg Jennings will be active. James Starks will be active for the first time this season, though it remains to be seen how the team uses him. There are no other surprises for the Pack.
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 11:43:00 AM

Packers RB Dimitri Nance (concussion) returned to practice Thursday.

We assume that means he's passed his concussion tests. Assuming he has no setbacks, Nance should return to being the Packers' goal-line back this week, with John Kuhn sticking at fullback. It appears James Starks will be among the inactives again.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 12:35:00 PM

Packers RB Dimitri Nance's (concussion) was able to run hard on the side during Wednesday's practice.

We're not sure if Nance has been cleared yet, but it's good that he's at least doing something at practice. He'll need to participate in contact drills to be ready for Week 13, though. If he sits out, James Starks would be on the active roster for the first time.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 01:01:00 PM

Packers RB Dimitri Nance's (concussion) status for Week 13 is unclear.

Nance will go through the normal battery of tests for a concussion, so we won't know his status for Week 13 until later in the week. If Nance is unable to go Sunday, John Kuhn would likely go back to being the goal-line back, and James Starks could get his first opportunity for some playing time.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010 01:10:00 PM

Packers RB Dimitri Nance suffered a concussion in the team's Week 12 loss to the Falcons.

The undrafted rookie did not return and was replaced by John Kuhn in short-yardage sets. Nance finished with one carry for no yards, getting stuffed on his only goal-line run but still showing the ability to keep his feet moving after initial contact. Nance's status for Week 13 is uncertain.
Sun, Nov 28, 2010 06:34:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy suggested this week that Dimitri Nance has bypassed John Kuhn for the No. 2 spot on the running back depth chart.

"I look forward to going forward with him and Brandon. I think that is a good 1-2 punch," McCarthy said. "Now that we have him involved, he's caught up on everything, and I would like to get him more in the flow of the game." With a squatty build, Nance is ideally suited for Kuhn's former short-yardage role. He's well worth carrying in TD-heavy leagues.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 12:00:00 PM

Dimitri Nance revealed that the Packers have been grooming him to be their short-yardage back.

Nance, who's built like a bowling ball, was called on in a third-and-1 conversion in the first quarter Sunday and was used in short yardage from that point on. Most of his 12 carries came in garbage time, but it's worth noting that Nance may be looking at some goal-line work going forward.
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 11:02:00 AM

Dimitri Nance rushed 12 times for 37 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

There's nothing to see here. Nance spelled Brandon Jackson a couple times, but most of his carries came in garbage time.
Sun, Nov 21, 2010 04:19:00 PM

Dimitri Nance reveled that he suffered a sprained ankle during practice on Friday.

Nance hasn't had a touch on offense since Week 2. He's primarily a special teamer.
Mon, Nov 1, 2010 09:25:00 AM

Green Bay declared RB Dimitri Nance, FB Quinn Johnson, RT Mark Tauscher, OL Marshall Newhouse, OL Nick McDonald, DE Ryan Pickett, LB Diyral Briggs, and CB Brandon Underwood inactive for Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Jets.

Nance (ankle) was a late add to the injury report, though it's unknown whether his deactivation comes as a result of injury. Pickett (ankle) will be replaced by C.J. Wilson, and Bryan Bulaga will play in Tauscher's place. Look for the Jets to pound the ball on the right side. The Packers remain one of the league's most injured teams.
Sun, Oct 31, 2010 11:43:00 AM

Packers added RB Dimitri Nance (ankle) to the injury report.

Nance is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. The Packers backfield has been a roller coaster ride this season, and we suggest you steer clear of Nance.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010 10:54:00 AM

Packers coaches have only given RB Dimitri Nance a "small package of plays" thus far.

The coaching staff wanted to get Brandon Jackson established as the feature back before working Nance in. Jackson has averaged 15.3 touches and 108.7 yards over the past three weeks, so it's been a successful strategy. Nance may work in more on early downs, but he's not a threat to Jackson's job.
Fri, Oct 29, 2010 09:45:00 AM

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3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5Tim Tebow
6Josh Portis
7John Skelton
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10Tyler Thigpen
11David Carr
12Pat White
13John Parker Wilson
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Nate Enderle
17Nick Stephens
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
37Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14Tim Cornett
15Isaac Redman
16Lance Ball
17D.J. Harper
18Jordan Roberts
19Orwin Smith
20Javarris James
21Darren Evans
22Delone Carter
23Anthony Allen
24Damien Berry
25Richard Murphy
26Phillip Tanner
27Tim Flanders
28Armond Smith
29Stefphon Jefferson
30Deonte Williams
31Bradley Randle
32Quentin Hines
33De'Leon Eskridge
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Kevin Hardy
7Lamont Bryant
8Taulib Ikharo
9Terrence Toliver
10Greg Childs
11Devery Henderson
12Ben Obomanu
13Richard Goodman
14Emmanuel Arceneaux
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Jordan White
17Matt Willis
18Lavelle Hawkins
19Brett Swain
20Chaz Schilens
21Charly Martin
22Robby Toma
23Carlin Isles
24Chandler Jones
25Jeremy Kelley
26Sederrick Cunningham
27Zach Rogers
28Marcus Jackson
29Nicholas Johnson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Chip Reeves
35Terrell Sinkfield
36Jheranie Boyd
37Eric Rogers
38Rashaad Carter
39Bert Reed
40Brandon Carswell
41Joseph Anderson
42Cole McKenzie
43Jamal Miles
44Rashad Evans
45Quintin Payton
46Demetrius Fields
47Scott Pillar
48Julius Pruitt
49Mardy Gilyard
50Diondre Borel
51Jon Baldwin
52Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Donald Jones
5Brandon Banks
6Chris Givens
7Raymond Radway
8Darius Hanks
9Aaron Mellette
10Robert Gill
11Steve Breaston
12Earl Bennett
13Mohamed Massaquoi
14Jordan Shipley
15Donte' Stallworth
16Michael Jenkins
17Devin Aromashodu
18Jarett Dillard
19David Ball
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Dominique Croom
23David Douglas
24Jeff Fuller
25Tim Toone
26Duke Calhoun
27Martel Moore
28Nicholas Edwards
29Perez Ashford
30Rodrick Rumble
31Ronald Johnson
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Terrence Austin
35Devin Goda
36Kevin Elliott
37Jared Green
38Michael Calvin
39Taveon Rogers
40Jason Thompson
41Omarius Hines
42Anthony Amos
43R.J. Webb
44Andrew Helmick
45Alex Neutz
46Kelsey Pope
47Jordan Harris
48Andrew DePaola
49James Shaw
50Brandon Kaufman
51Jerry Johnson
52Early Doucet
53Deon Butler
54Patrick Crayton
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9D.J. Williams
10Tommy Gallarda
11Michael Egnew
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Jamie Childers
17Steve Watson
18Matt Furstenburg
19Ben Cotton
20David Rolf
21Joe Sawyer
22Dan Gronkowski
23Martin Rucker
24Joel Dreessen
25Nelson Rosario
26Hayden Smith
27Konrad Reuland
28Colin Cloherty
29Dominique Curry
30Tom Crabtree
31Brody Eldridge
32Nate Byham
33Dedrick Epps
34Ben Hartsock
35Visanthe Shiancoe
36Jamie McCoy
37Cameron Graham
38Alex Silvestro
39Tim Biere
40Isaiah Stanback
41Richard Quinn
42Jake O'Connell
43Evan Moore
44Evan Landi
45Taylor Cook
46Travis Tannahill
47Chase Clement
48A.C. Leonard
49Joe Don Duncan
50Chase Dixon
51David Wright
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2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14Michael Palardy
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