Archive for April, 2014

Washington offense to use less read-option

In today’s Three and Out: Robert Griffin III might not run as much in 2014; Does Geno Smith have the edge over Michael Vick in New York?

Rob Gronkowski unsure of Week 1 status

In today’s Three and Out: Rob Gronkowski isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Week 1; the Eagles are trying to figure out how to replace DeSean Jackson.

Eli Manning hopes to be ready for training camp

In today’s Three and Out: Eli Manning is working his way back from surgery; Toby Gerhart is ready to dominate in the Jaguars offense.

Latimer’s 16-minute workout witnessed by 25 NFL teams

Representatives from 25 NFL teams — including Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, and wide receivers coaches from the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins — attended a workout Friday for Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer that lasted just 16 minutes. Latimer caught 18 passes in the workout, but had a couple of drops. Due to a broken bone in his foot, Latimer was only able to run the 40-yard dash at Indiana’s pro day on March 26. He did manage to post a time of 4.44 seconds. With less than two weeks to go until the 2014 NFL Draft, Latimer is gaining momentum as one of the event’s fastest-rising prospects. Latimer was one […]

Ahmad Bradshaw trying to get stronger

In today’s Three and Out: Ahmad Bradshaw is working back into shape; Denard Robinson is working into a new position.

Two Dartmouth prospects could be free-agent pickups

Four NFL teams were present for Dartmouth’s pro day on March 28, when two potential free-agent pickups for teams following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft worked out. The pro day was held indoors and run on FieldTurf. Dom Pierre, RB (5-foot-10 1/2, 215 pounds) — Pierre ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.49 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.26 seconds. He also performed 18 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Pierre, who is from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., attended an event for local draft prospects held by the Miami Dolphins. Garrett Waggoner, FS (6-0 5/8, 218) […]

Adham Talaat vying to be Gallaudet’s first NFL player

Representatives from six NFL teams were present at Gallaudet’s first pro day on April 9, when two players worked out outdoors on grass. One player in particular could be a free-agent pickup following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft. Adham Talaat, DL (6-foot-6, 271 pounds) — Talaat ran the 40-yard dash in 5.00 and 4.96 seconds. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.39 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.26 seconds. Talaat, who has 33 5/8-inch arms, performed 23 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Talaat had been sick, so his weight was down (normally, his weight would have been around 275-280 pounds). In 2013, Talaat was […]

Cecil Shorts motivated to succeed in 2014

In today’s Three and Out: Cecil Shorts and Stevie Johnson are finding extra motivation to have big seasons in 2014.

Maurice Jones-Drew says his foot ‘feels phenomenal’

In today’s Three and Out: Maurice Jones-Drew is ready to compete in Oakland; David Wilson wants to get back on the field for Big Blue.

Terrelle Pryor traded to the Seahawks

In today’s Three and Out: Terrelle Pryor is moving north; Dwayne Bowe is trying to get into better shape for 2014.

New England Patriots to take a look at Coastal Carolina duo

A total of 15 NFL teams sent representatives to Coastal Carolina’s pro day on March 27, when nine players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. Coastal Carolina had two prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine, and both players will be worked out by the New England Patriots on Friday. Matt Hazel, WR (6-foot-1, 203 pounds) — Hazel did the short shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.75 seconds (though, he slipped twice while running the three cone). He then stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Hazel has worked out for the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB (6-0 1/8, 231) — Taliaferro had a 34-inch […]

Nic Jacobs of McNesse State to visit with 49ers, Cardinals

There were 10 players who worked out at McNeese State’s pro day on April 7. The workout was held outdoors and run on FieldTurf on a 55-degree day and in windy conditions. Nic Jacobs, TE (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) — Jacobs ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds with the wind and 4.86 seconds against the wind. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.72 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.40 seconds. He had a good positional workout. Jacobs has visits scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Diontae Spencer, WR (5-7 3/4, 173) — Spencer ran the 40 in 4.34 seconds with the wind and 4.45 seconds against […]

Dominique Easley draws interest from a number of NFL teams

Representatives from seven NFL teams — including Chicago Bears defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni, Baltimore Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash — were present for a workout by Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley on April 17. Easley missed most of the 2013 season with a torn ACL, and won’t be a full go until June. However, he did do position drills. Easley moved very well in those position drills and displayed good quickness. His best position in the NFL is at defensive end. Easley has visits scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.

Raiders expected to cut Terrelle Pryor

In today’s Three and Out: Terrelle Pryor is on his way out while Matt Cassel is likely staying put.

Eagles, Seahawks D-line coaches at Delaware pro day

The defensive line coaches from the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks were in attendance for Delaware’s pro day March 18. Fourteen teams in all were on hand to watch 12 players work out indoors on artificial turf. The players worked out in spikes, which led to faster times than usual. Zach Kerr, DL: Kerr had a good workout on his pro day and stood on his numbers from the combine. He was also measured and weighed — 6-foot-1 5/8, 323 pounds, with 32 3/4-inch arms. Travis Hawkins, CB: Hawkins (5-foot-9 5/8, 192 pounds) ran the 40 twice, posting times of 4.37 and 4.44 seconds, but because they ran in spikes, those times would probably convert to 4.41 and 4.48 seconds. He […]

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