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Jonathan Taylor blazes the 40 yard dash in 4.41 seconds

Jonathan Taylor blazes the 40 yard dash in 4.41 seconds

The running backs are running tonight, and one of them has run particularly fast. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor generated a 4.41-second effort on Friday night in Indianapolis. Not bad for a guy who is north of 220 pounds. Coupled with three seasons of tremendous production at the college level — he had more than…MORE

Tony Romo stays with CBS, at $17 million per year

Tony Romo stays with CBS, at $17 million per year

At times it seemed like it was going to be close enough to make a grown man say “ooooo” and “eeeee.” In the end, however, Tony Romo opted to stay put. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Romo has signed a long-term deal to stay at CBS. Andrew Marchand of the New York…MORE

Lloyd Cushenberry injures hamstring during 40-yard dash

Lloyd Cushenberry injures hamstring during 40-yard dash

LSU offensive lineman Lloyd Cushenberry didn’t make it through his combine workout Friday. Cushenberry pulled up on his second 40-yard dash attempt, appearing to favor his right hamstring, Kimberly Jones of NFL Media reports. Cushenberry remained sidelined for the rest of the drills at the Combine. The first-team All-SEC lineman sat with an ice pack…MORE

Randy Gregory hopes to play in 2020

Randy Gregory hopes to play in 2020

The NFL indefinitely suspended Randy Gregory almost exactly one year ago. Reports surfaced last summer that the defensive end would file for reinstatement with hopes of returning in 2019, and that’s the last we’ve heard of Gregory. He did not play last season. Although a report surfaced earlier Friday that Gregory recently had filed for…MORE

Tristan Wirfs sets Combine offensive lineman records in vertical, broad jumps

Tristan Wirfs sets Combine offensive lineman records in vertical, broad jumps

No offensive lineman in Combine history can jump like Tristan Wirfs. Wirfs, who played his college football at Iowa, put up a 36.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump today at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. That vertical is the best ever for an offensive lineman while the broad jump ties the record…MORE

Report: Some General Managers, coaches believe Matthew Stafford wants to be traded

Report: Some General Managers, coaches believe Matthew Stafford wants to be traded

The Scouting Combine is many things other than the Scouting Combine. Among other things, it’s Rumor Central, with reporters in varying degrees of sobriety constantly talking to coaches and executives in varying degrees of sobriety. Whether and to what extent rumor mongered while elbows are bending ever see the light of day is a different…MORE

Tight end Mitch Wilcox suffers eye injury during Scouting Combine workout

Tight end Mitch Wilcox suffers eye injury during Scouting Combine workout

Every now and then when large people start running around doing drills, someone will pull a hamstring or something. We now have our most-painful-sounding injury of the Scouting Combine so far. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, South Florida tight end Mitch Wilcox popped a blood vessel in his left eye when he was…MORE

XFL faces new TV challenges this weekend

XFL faces new TV challenges this weekend

For the first three weeks of the XFL’s first (technically second) season, the ratings have consistently dropped. For the fourth week, the XFL will be facing the most competition yet for eyeballs. Both days of XFL games will compete with the Scouting Combine, with Saturday’s workouts from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET and Sunday’s…MORE

Mekhi Becton runs a 5.11 40-yard-dash

Mekhi Becton runs a 5.11 40-yard-dash

When Mekhi Becton stopped by PFT Live this week, he told Mike Florio and Charean Williams that his goal was to run the 40-yard-dash in 5.2 seconds at the Scouting Combine. Becton, who is the largest player at the Combine at 6’7″ and 364 pounds, did a little bit better than that on Friday. The…MORE

NFL Network sees ratings increase by moving Combine to prime time

NFL Network sees ratings increase by moving Combine to prime time

The NFL moved Scouting Combine workouts from daytime to prime time in an effort to boost ratings on NFL Network, and those ratings were indeed boosted. Thursday’s live coverage of the Combine averaged 322,000 viewers, a 119 percent increase over last year’s Day One, which aired from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday night’s peak…MORE