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Falcons | Lavalais Making Impact

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports Atlanta Falcons rookie DT Chad Lavalais has made a significant impact playing nose tackle for a defense that currently ranks sixth against the run so far this year. Lavalais, a fifth-round draft choice, has filled in for injured DT Rod Coleman in recent weeks and has impressed general manager Rich McKay. "Usually, it takes a rookie a little while to figure out how hard he has to work in order to be productive," McKay said. "Chad figured it out pretty quick." Lavalais has recorded 16 tackles and played in 47 percent of the defensive snaps this season.

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