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NFL Combine

Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Improves On Combine Performance At Mizzou Pro Day

A little over a month since Sam announced his desire to become the first openly gay NFL player, he lifted 225 pounds 19 times, ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.69 seconds and jumped 30 inches.

03/21/2014

Former South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 22, 2014 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL Combine: Clowney Dazzles In The 40; Sam, Not So Much

Jadeveon Clowney made things tougher for Johnny Manziel and the other potential No. 1 picks Monday.

02/24/2014

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL’s Locker Room Culture In Spotlight At Combine

This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

02/21/2014

Wide receiver Marqise Lee of the USC Trojans (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Palladino: WR-Heavy Draft Could Play Right Into Jets’ Hands

With only Jeremy Kerley standing tall in Geno Smith’s arsenal, the Jets could use a stud pass-catcher. And if there is any year to find one in the high rounds, this would be the year.

02/21/2014

Aaron Hernandez (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Teams Consider Using Police Experts To Examine Prospects’ Tattoos

Thanks to an influx of inked-up stars, tattoos are becoming commonplace in the NFL. But teams may want to take a closer look at what exactly is branded on their prospects’ bodies.

07/23/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Finds No ‘Specific Violations’ In Questioning At Combine

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa and other players said they were asked about their sexual orientation, but did not identify by which teams or what questions they asked. The NFL’s investigation found no such improper questioning.

04/05/2013

TTYM: NFL’s ‘Gay ‘Ol Time’ And Erin Andrews Disses 50 Cent

If you are remotely related to the world of sports and wanted to get your name out there this week – all you had to do was weigh-in on the gays in the NFL discussion. […]

03/01/2013

Manti Te'o at 2013 NFL Combine (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jets Exec Terry Bradway Admits Manti Te’o ‘Scares You A Little Bit’

A senior Jets executive says the situation surrounding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is “unusual” and “scares you a little bit” in the upcoming NFL draft.

03/01/2013

Nick Kasa (L) (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

‘Do You Like Girls?': NFL To Investigate Questioning Of Nick Kasa At Combine

Kasa said in a Denver radio appearance that during interviews with team officials at the combine in Indianapolis: “(Teams) ask you, like, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ ‘Are you married?’ ‘Do you like girls?'”

02/28/2013

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NFL Considering ‘American Idol’ Element, Head-To-Head Events For Combine?

Already a must-watch event for diehard football fans, the NFL scouting combine could see changes that would make the yearly event more dynamic, engaging and fan-friendly.

02/21/2013

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Nick Toon Looking To Show Flashes Of Dad, Jets Great Al Toon

Good hands are just part of the Toon family legacy. Living up to his father’s reputation is something NIck Toon has prepared for his entire life.

WFAN–02/27/2012

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Griffin, Luck Steal Spotlight Again At NFL Combine

Griffin and Luck both skipped Sunday’s throwing drills as planned, opting instead to do that with familiar receivers in a familiar environment during Pro Day workouts.

02/26/2012