Archive for February, 2010

Groin injury cuts Okung’s combine workouts short

Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung, considered the top prospect at his position, didn’t finish the final drills at his NFL Scouting Combine workout Saturday after tweaking his groin.

Receivers top out at 20 reps in bench press

When the quarterbacks and wide receivers took their turns to bench press Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, it wasn’t exactly the most compelling competition. Even this week. But really, it shouldn’t be.

McCluster’s bluster directed at Niners LB Willis

Niners Pro Bowl LB Patrick Willis better watch out next season. Dexter McCluster is gunning for him.

No bench press for Tebow, 15 other QBs

Florida QB Tim Tebow elected not to participate in the bench press Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine after it was previously believed that he would do all non-throwing workouts.

Would Ravens take second crack at T.O.?

Terrell Owens almost was a Raven six years ago. Could he become one this offseason? Coach John Harbaugh wouldn’t rule out the possibility Saturday during his NFL Scouting Combine media session.

Bradford says shoulder is ‘close to 85 percent’

Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford spent an inordinate amount of time Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine discussing the injury that ended his 2009 season after just three starts. He expressed confidence that his shoulder, which he said is now “close to 85 percent” eventually will be “stronger than ever.”

Dickerson blazes way for tight ends on 40-yard dash

The tight end group completed its 40-yard dashes on the field Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, so here’s a quick look at the highlights.

Bradford becomes Tebow’s equal in media attention

Sam Bradford proved Saturday that he can match Tim Tebow in drawing power.

Jets RB Jones likely to become a free agent

The Jets aren’t anticipating picking up RB Thomas Jones‘ $3.3 million roster bonus, according to a league source.

Is this the best offensive line group ever?

The second group of offensive linemen to workout Saturday might be the most physically impressive of all time. For the first time in memory, all 26 linemen worked out, and they were sensational.

Everybody gather ’round: It’s time for Rams talk

It’s not often, especially since the demise of The Greatest Show on Turf, that the Rams occupy the center of the NFL universe. However, that’s definitely the case this week at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Jets coach Ryan keeps things loose — as usual

A few moments with Jets coach Rex Ryan at the combine always is worth the price of admission.

Holliday officially clocked at 4.34, Campbell 4.85

LSU returner Trindon Holliday and Maryland OT Bruce Campbell, the early stars of Saturday’s workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, weren’t as fast as originally thought, but their 40-yard dash times still were pretty impressive.

O-linemen bringing more and more athleticism to field

It wasn’t always the case that one would throw around the word “athlete” regarding offensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine, but it’s becoming more and more common — and this year is no exception.

Alabama DT Cody down to 354 pounds

Terrence Cody‘s 370-pound frame was the talk of the Senior Bowl. In one month, however, the Alabama defensive tackle has lost 16 pounds.

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