Steelers look for more from Markus Wheaton

In today’s Three and Out: Markus Wheaton will have a bigger role in 2014; the Bears need someone to fill a backup RB role.

Dwayne Allen trying to get to ’110 percent’

In today’s Three and Out: Dwayne Allen looks to bounce back in 2014; Andre Brown looks for a new job.

Randell Johnson of FAU worked out by Miami Dolphins coach

Representatives from 12 NFL teams were present at Florida Atlantic’s pro day on Friday for a workout that took place outdoors on FieldTurf. Cornerback Keith Reaser (5-foot-10 3/4, 183 pounds) was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but the only drill he was able to execute was the bench press. Reaser had knee surgery on Oct. 17, 2013, and then again on Feb. 27, 2014 (performed by Dr. James Andrews). As a result, he will not be able to do any on-field activities until at least September. Randell Johnson, LB (6-foot-3 1/4, 244) — Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 and 4.62 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He had a short shuttle […]

Andru Pulu of Eastern Washington a possible rookie free agent

Eastern Washington defensive tackle Andru Pulu worked out Thursday at Federal Way (Wash.) High School. The workout took place outdoors in 50-degree temperatures and a slight wind, and was run on FieldTurf. Pulu had an operation to remove bone spurs on Jan. 7 and only had a couple weeks to prepare for the workout. That workout went alright, given that Pulu got tired due to the brief among to preparation time and not being completely ready due to the injury. Pulu (6-foot-1 3/8, 322 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.24 seconds against the wind and 5.15 seconds with the wind. He had a 28-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-6 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.86 seconds […]

Ex-BC DB Al Louis-Jean works out for reps from Bears, Pats

Boston College cornerback Al Louis-Jean worked out Thursday in front of representatives from two NFL teams — the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots — at Brockton (Mass.) High School. The workout took place outdoors and run on FieldTurf, and there were 10-15 mile-per-hour wind gusts. Louis-Jean (6-foot-1 3/8, 187 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds against the wind and 4.53 seconds with the wind. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.41 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. Louis-Jean, who has 32 3/4-inch arms, did eight reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Louis-Jean is a free-agent pickup possibility following the conclusion of […]

Cowboys, Giants added to list of Chris Johnson suitors

In today’s Three and Out: Chris Johnson already has a sizable list of suitors and Mike Williams has found a new home.

Henderson falls, Linder’s draft stock rises at Miami’s pro day

Representatives from 25 NFL teams — including Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable and Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander — were present at Miami’s pro day on Thursday, when 19 players worked out outdoors on a soft, soggy grass field. Seantrel Henderson, OT (6-foot-7 1/8, 339 pounds) — Henderson, whose weight was eight pounds more than at the NFL Scouting Combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.15 and 5.14 seconds. He had a 28-inch vertical jump (which was four inches higher than what he did at the combine). He had an 8-foot-6 broad jump. He also performed 23 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Henderson cut short his pro […]

Kerry Wynn of Richmond has visit with Miami Dolphins

Representatives from 20 NFL teams were present at Richmond’s pro day on March 18, when three Spiders football players and 14 additional athletes from area small colleges worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Kerry Wynn, DT (6-foot-5, 267 pounds) — Wynn, who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, ran the 40-yard dash just once — in 4.70 seconds — due to a tight right hamstring. He ran the short shuttle in 4.73 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.53 seconds. Wynn has 32 1/4-inch arms. Wynn visited with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, and is probably going to be a third-day selection — sixth or seventh rounds — in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Kedrick Rhodes impresses at West Alabama’s pro day

There were representatives from eight NFL teams present at West Alabama’s pro day on March 12, when players ran outdoors on FieldTurf in 56-degree temperatures and 10-20 mile-per-hour wind gusts. Kedrick Rhodes, S (5-foot-10 7/8, 203 pounds) — Rhodes had a really good pro day, as evidenced by his numbers in the workouts. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.60 seconds. He had a 39-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-5 broad jump. Rhodes ran the short shuttle in 4.11 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.70 seconds. He had 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Rhodes is a potential seventh-round draft choice or a priority free-agent possibility at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft. Another […]

Pierre Warren of Jacksonville State attracts 15 NFL teams

Representatives from 15 NFL teams were present at Jacksonville (Ala.) State’s pro day on March 11, when 10 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. The athlete those teams were there to see was safety Pierre Warren (6-foot 1/4, 194 pounds). Warren ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69, 4.59 and 4.68 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-5 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.51 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.38 seconds. Warren, who has 33 1/4-inch arms, did eight reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Warren is a potential seventh-round draft choice or a priority free-agent possibility at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Chris Johnson likely to be released soon

In today’s Three and Out: Chris Johnson’s time in Tennessee is nearly done as the Titans look toward a running back committee.

Ja’Wuan James, Rajion Neal stand out at Tennessee’s pro day

Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including offensive line coaches from eight teams — were present for Tennessee’s pro day Wednesday, when the Volunteer’s 2014 NFL Draft prospects worked out indoors on FieldTurf. The offensive line position drills went extremely long, as all eight line coaches wanted to do their own drills with the players (and Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable going through the drills twice). Zach Fulton, G (6-foot-4 5/8, 319 pounds) — Fulton ran the short shuttle in 4.78 seconds and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He performed well in the positional workout. Ja’Wuan James, OT (6-6 5/8, 311) — James also stood on his combine numbers. James […]

Jadeveon Clowney draws large NFL audience to pro day

All 32 NFL teams were represented at South Carolina’s pro day, including such dignitaries as the head coaches of the Houston Texans (Bill O’Brien) and Jacksonville Jaguars (Gus Bradley), as well as the general managers of the Jaguars (David Caldwell), Buffalo Bills (Doug Whaley) and Oakland Raiders (Reggie McKenzie). The very well-attended pro day was held Wednesday outdoors and run on grass inside Williams-Brice Stadium, which was opened up for fans to come and watch the workouts. Jadeveon Clowney, DE (6-foot-5 5/8, 266 pounds) — Clowney stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (where he posted the top 40-yard dash time — 4.53 seconds — among defensive linemen), and looked very good in the positional drills. He moves […]

Little-known Gregory Ducre impresses at Washington’s pro day

Representatives from 25 NFL teams — including Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider — were on hand for Washington’s pro day on Wednesday, when 13 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE (6-foot-5 3/4, 263 pounds) — Seferian-Jenkins had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot and has been unable to work out (he only did the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine). He will be going back to Indianapolis to have another physical. Bishop Sankey, RB (5-10. 209) — Sankey stood on his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the bench press and broad jump, and the No. 1 performer in […]

Increase in NFL attendance shows improvement at North Texas

Representatives from 16 NFL teams –including a special teams coach from the Denver Broncos — were present Wednesday for North Texas’ pro day, which was held outdoors on FieldTurf. Brelan Chancellor, WR (5-foot-8 1/2, 188 pounds) — Chancellor ran the 40-yard dash in 4.95 seconds against the wind and 4.54 seconds with the wind. He had a 41-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.16 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds. He performed 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Chancellor caught the ball well in the positional workout. He also excels as a return specialist — he was the 2013 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year — […]

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