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Dimitri Nance | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Curtis Painter
3John Skelton
4David Carr
5Rex Grossman
6Vince Young
7Brady Quinn
8Kevin Kolb
9Caleb Hanie
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Ronnie Wingo
20Evan Royster
21Alex Green
22Brandon Saine
23Lance Ball
24Isaac Redman
25Ray Rice
26Mikel Leshoure
27Michael Bush
28D.J. Harper
29Tim Cornett
30Stephen Houston
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Delone Carter
40Javarris James
41Josh Vaughan
42Darren Evans
43Armond Smith
44Anthony Allen
45Damien Berry
46Richard Murphy
47William Powell
48Deonte Williams
49Bradley Randle
50Quentin Hines
51De'Leon Eskridge
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Lance Lewis
31Derek Moye
32Kamar Jorden
33Nicholas Johnson
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Chad Bumphis
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Jordan White
39Chris Summers
40Dan Buckner
41Roy Roundtree
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Emmanuel Arceneaux
45Erik Highsmith
46Tyrone Goard
47Sam McGuffie
48Mark Harrison
49Cole McKenzie
50Jamal Miles
51Rashad Evans
52T.J. Moe
53Jasper Collins
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Demetrius Fields
59Scott Pillar
60Chip Reeves
61Mike Davis
62Cody Hoffman
63Quintin Payton
64Wilson Van Hooser
65C.J. Goodwin
66Jon Baldwin
67Jeremy Ebert
68LaQuan Williams
69Diondre Borel
70Bert Reed
71Brandon Carswell
72Joseph Anderson
73Julius Pruitt
74Mardy Gilyard
75Chastin West
WR21Kerry Meier
2David Nelson
3Greg Little
4Kris Durham
5Braylon Edwards
6Davone Bess
7Anthony Armstrong
8A.J. Jenkins
9Eric Page
10Chris Givens
11Darius Hanks
12Aaron Mellette
13Robert Gill
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Earl Bennett
16Jordan Shipley
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Josh Cribbs
20Kealoha Pilares
21Brandon Banks
22Drew Davis
23Raymond Radway
24Donald Jones
25Donte' Stallworth
26Michael Jenkins
27Duke Calhoun
28Tim Toone
29Isaiah Williams
30Devin Aromashodu
31David Ball
32Trindon Holliday
33David Reed
34Jarett Dillard
35Dezmon Briscoe
36Martel Moore
37Lanear Sampson
38Alec Lemon
39Lamaar Thomas
40Dominique Croom
41David Douglas
42Dale Moss
43Brandon Collins
44Tray Session
45Jeff Fuller
46Nicholas Edwards
47Charles Hawkins
48Alex Gillett
49Greg Hardin
50Eric Thomas
51Lacoltan Bester
52Eric Ward
53Kerry Taylor
54Austin Franklin
55Alex Neutz
56Geraldo Boldewijn
57Kelsey Pope
58Anthony McClung
59Jordan Harris
60Jaz Reynolds
61Micah Hatfield
62Weston Dressler
63Perez Ashford
64Joe Adams
65Marvin McNutt
66Kevin Elliott
67Jared Green
68Mike Willie
69Michael Calvin
70Taveon Rogers
71Andrew DePaola
72James Shaw
73Devin Goda
74Jason Thompson
75Omarius Hines
76Gerrard Sheppard
77Andy Cruse
78Anthony Amos
79R.J. Webb
80Andrew Helmick
81Jerry Johnson
82Rodrick Rumble
83Brandon Kaufman
84Darius Reynaud
85Deon Butler
86Early Doucet
87Tori Gurley
88Ronald Johnson
89Terrence Austin
90Roberto Wallace
91Bobby Sewall
92Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Kris Durham
7A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Steve Watson
15Andrew Szczerba
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Joel Dreessen
19Ben Hartsock
20Visanthe Shiancoe
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jason Schepler
57Chase Clement
58A.C. Leonard
59Morrell Presley
60Brian Wozniak
61David Wright
62Tim Biere
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Isaiah Stanback
67Evan Moore
68Jamie McCoy
69Nathan Overbay
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez