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Panthers | Lavalais misses practice Tuesday

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 19:56:03 -0700

Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers DL Chad Lavalais (undisclosed) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Panthers | Team signs Lavalais

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:14:10 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers signed free-agent DT Chad Lavalais (Falcons) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Bengals | Team has Lavalais work out Tuesday

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:59:07 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals had free agent DL Chad Lavalais (Falcons) work out for the team Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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Vikings | Lavalais works out with team Wednesday

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:52:34 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings worked out free agent DL Chad Lavalais (Falcons) Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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Falcons | Lavalais waived

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 14:22:03 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived DT Chad Lavalais.

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Falcons | Lavalais faces being cut

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 20:54:29 -0700

The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais appears to be done with the Falcons. A starter last season, he fell out of favor during the offseason with a lackadaisical work ethic, played sparingly in the first three preseason games and didn't even get on the field in the last one Thursday evening, Aug. 31.

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Falcons | Mora pressuring Lavalais to improve

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 17:44:46 -0700

Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora said that starting DL Chad Lavalais needs to step up in order to factor in to the team's defensive line. Mora said he is looking for more out of him at this point in his career.

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Falcons | Lake could challenge for Lavalais' job

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 22:05:11 -0700

George Henry, of the Associated Press, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Antwan Lake has a chance to win DL Chad Lavalais' job. DL Darrell Shropshire is also in the competition for the job.

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Falcons | Shropshire could push for Lavalais' job

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 18:37:48 -0700

Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Darrell Shropshire could push for DL Chad Lavalais' job. Shropshire started his offseason workouts a month before most players and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said he is stronger, faster and "very hungry."

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Falcons | Lavalais starter for now, will have competition for job

Fri, 12 May 2006 13:42:18 -0700

Michael Oldham, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais is No. 1 on the depth chart at nose tackle for now, but will see competition for the starting job from DLs Antwan Lake and Darrell Shropshire. However, no matter who wins the job, all three will see playing time in the defensive line rotation.

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Falcons | Lavalais to play

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:03:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (foot) is expected to play in Week 12.

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Falcons | Lavalais expected to start

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 19:15:09 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (foot), who practiced Tuesday, Nov. 22, is now expected to start the team's Week 12 game.

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Falcons | Lavalais practicing, probable for Week 12

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:00:34 -0800

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (foot) practiced Tuesday, Nov. 22. He is probable for Week 12.

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Falcons | Lavalais probable for Week 12

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:25:22 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (foot) is probable for Week 12.

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Falcons | Lavalais won't play

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 16:49:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (foot) probably will not play in Week 12.

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Falcons | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 09:11:57 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons have declared FS Antuan Edwards, C Ben Claxton, DL Brady Smith, DL Chad Lavalais, RB DeAndra Cobb, WR Dez White, OT Frank Omiyale, QB Ty Detmer inactive for Week 11.

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Falcons | Lavalais practices, questionable for Week 11

Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:47:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (foot) practiced Friday, Nov. 18, and is questionable for Week 11. Lavalais' game-time status is uncertain.

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Falcons | Lavalais likely game-time decision

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 17:15:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 17, and will likely be a game-day decision during Week 11.

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Falcons | Lavalais misses practice

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:49:23 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16, but is probable for Week 11. He has been moving around slowly and may not be able to play, despite his probable status.

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Falcons | Lavalais Moving Without Significant Problems

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:45:49 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (back) has been able to move in practice the past two days with no significant problems. DL Antwan Lake would replace Lavalais if he were unable to play.

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Falcons | Lavalais Expected Back after the BYE Week

Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:22:24 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora said DL Chad Lavalais (back spasms) should be back Week 9 after the team's Week 8 BYE.

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Falcons | Lavalais Will Not Play Week 7

Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:10:55 -0700

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (back) is suffering from back spasms and will not play Week 7 against the New York Jets.

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Falcons | Lavalais Fined for Hit on McNabb

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 18:48:51 -0700

ESPN.com reports Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais was fined $7,500 for his hit on Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb Monday evening, Sept. 12. Lavalais was fined for using his helmet on McNabb, who hurt his chest on the play. Lavalais' agent, Jimmy Sexton, told ESPN.com on Thursday that his client will appeal the fine.

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Eagles | Concerned about Hit on McNabb

Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:53:48 -0700

Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Philadelphia Eagles asked the NFL about a hit that Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais put on QB Donovan McNabb in the first quarter of the team's game Monday, Sept. 12, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles felt Lavalais lunged at McNabb and hit him with the top of his helmet at the same time DE Brady Smith tackled him on a pass attempt.

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Falcons | Lavalais Dinged

Sat, 06 Aug 2005 07:25:30 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons NT Chad Lavalais (knee) left today's game with the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter due to a left knee contusion. He did manage to return later in the game.

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Falcons | Babineaux to Compete as Backup DT

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:26:04 -0700

Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons 2005 second-round draft choice DT Jonathan Babineaux is expected to compete for a reserve role behind DTs Rod Coleman and Chad Lavalais this year.

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Falcons | Mitchell Expected to be Backup

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:17:24 -0700

Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons recently signed DL Brandon Mitchell is likely to be the backup to DTs Rod Coleman and Chad Lavalais this year.

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Falcons | Lavalais Could Earn Starting Job

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:58:37 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons president and general manager Rich McKay said he expects DL Chad Lavalais "to play a lot this year, if not be the starter."

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Falcons | Lavalais Dinged

Sun, 02 Jan 2005 19:34:00 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (knee) left Week 17's game against the Seattle Seahawks midway through the third quarter, after suffering a bruised knee, according to AtlantaFalcons.com. He missed several plays, and returned to the game on the next defensive series.

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Falcons | Lavalais Making Impact

Sun, 14 Nov 2004 08:15:19 -0800

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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Falcons | Lavalais Practices, Questionable for Week 7

Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:22:40 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DL Chad Lavalais (hand), practiced Friday, Oct. 22, is expected to play in Week 7. Lavalais is listed as questionable.

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Falcons | Lavalais Sits Out

Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:32:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (hand) did not practice again Thursday, Oct. 21, and his status for Week 7 will depend upon his pain tolerance.

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Falcons | Lavalais Questionable

Wed, 20 Oct 2004 20:37:23 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (hand) is questionable for Week 7, according to AtlantaFalcons.com.

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Falcons | Lavalais Injured

Sun, 17 Oct 2004 19:09:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Chad Lavalais (hand) injured his left hand with less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter of Week 6's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to AtlantaFalcons.com. He did not return to the game.

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Falcons | Veal Losing Ground

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 13:02:35 -0700

Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Demetrin Veal (hamstring) has lost ground while missing most of training camp with a hamstring pull. Veal will face competition from DTs Chad Lavalais and Antwan Lake when he returns to practice.

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Falcons | Lavalais Sheds Weight

Sun, 01 Aug 2004 10:15:20 -0700

Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons rookie DT Chad Lavalais currently weighs 295 pounds, dropping nearly 15 pounds since the April-May minicamp. "He had an incredible offseason," said general manager Rich McKay. "We told him right away that would be an issue. He took the issue head-on with the way he worked, and his diet." The Falcons want Lavalais in the 290-293 weight range for the season.

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Falcons | Lavalais Contract Details

Wed, 28 Jul 2004 12:16:46 -0700

Ken Sugiura, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the contract signed by Atlanta Falcons rookie DT Chad Lavalais (Louisiana State), the team's fifth-round pick, is a three-year deal worth $1.07 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of about $130,000.

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Falcons | Lavalais Signed

Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:34:30 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons signed rookie DT Chad Lavalais, a fifth-round draft choice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Falcons | Lavalais Could See Action

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:16:39 -0700

George Henry reports for the Sporting News that Atlanta Falcons rookie DT Chad Lavalais would step into the defensive line rotation if the team parts ways with DT Ellis Johnson. He impressed defensive line coach Bill Johnson during two minicamps.

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NFL | Lavalais' Stock Dropping

Sun, 18 Apr 2004 09:28:15 -0700

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports NFL draft prospect DT Chad Lavalais (LSU) was only able to bench 225 pounds 17 times at the NFL Scouting Combine and his stock has dropped around the league.

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