The Insider: NFL scouting combine


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014

NFL Combine: Maryland CB Dexter McDougle will not take part in drills

Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle has elected not to take part in any of the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine because he needs more time to get back into top shape after missing all but three games of his senior season with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Redskins want a second-round draft pick if they’re going to trade Kirk Cousins

It’s not clear at this point if any NFL team would be willing to surrender that for the backup quarterback, who was a fourth-round choice in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013

NFL finds no specific violations in investigation of scouting combine questions

League leaves open possibility of taking action in the future if evidence of wrongdoing surfaces.

By Mark Maske  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Roger Goodell says NFL has provided training against teams asking prospects about sexual orientation

The commissioner calls reported questioning at the NFL Scouting Combine about a player's sexual orientation "unacceptable" and says league "will do things the right way."

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013

N.Y. attorney general seeks clarification from NFL about scouting combine incident

Eric Schneiderman seeks meeting with league investigators looking into whether player or players were asked about their sexual orientation during team-by-team interviews.

By Mark Maske  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013

NFL to look into player's allegation that he was asked about sexual orientation at combine

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa said in radio interview this week he was asked by a team, "Do you like girls?"

By Mark Maske  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Tyrann Mathieu has another solid showing at combine, this time on the field

Looking still to cement themselves in the minds of NFL talent evaluators as some of the best at their position, cornerbacks and safeties had their day on the field Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Johnathan Cyprien looks to become the next small-school player to shine in the NFL

Florida International University safety is determined to prove he is the best player at his position at the NFL combine

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine, Redskins draft, Redskins prospects, Redskins Roster

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Tyrann Mathieu moves on from 'The Honey Badger' and drug habit, hoping for shot in the NFL

A seemingly humble and rather candid Tyrann Mathieu says his main message to NFL teams is that he has learned from his mistakes.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Wide receivers Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin post eye-catching 40 times at NFL Scouting Combine

Each is timed unofficially at 4.25 seconds, just off Chris Johnson's combine record of 4.24.

By Mark Maske  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Maryland TE Matt Furstenburg puts himself on the radar at NFL combine

The former Terp reported to Indianapolis last week for the scouting combine well aware that he needed a good showing to help increase his draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o says at NFL combine that he has 'answered everything I could' about hoax

The former Notre Dame linebacker addresses members of the media for close to 15 minutes at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Tackles Terron Armstead, Lane Johnson turn heads in 40-yard dash at NFL combine

As the 40-yard dash got underway, it didn't take time for someone to impress.

By Mike Jones  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o scheduled to address media at NFL scouting combine

On- and off-field performance of former Notre Dame star linebacker will be scrutinzed closely in wake of girlfriend-hoax controversy.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Standards higher for rookie QBs after Griffin, Luck, Wilson

Expectations high for NFL rookie quarterbacks

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL scouting combine, Quarterbacks

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013

NFL players' union not likely to approve later free agency

Players generally want to know as soon as possible where they'll be playing the following season

By Mark Maske  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL considers pushing back combine, free agency, draft in future years

Proposed changes to calendar would put scouting combine in early March, opening of free agent market in early April and the NFL draft in early May.

By Mark Maske  |  10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013

NFL to use new aptitude test for players at scouting combine

NFL's new test, developed with the help of Washington attorney Cyrus Mehri, will not replace the Wonderlic intelligence test but is designed to complement the Wonderlic.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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