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  • Defensive players shine at NFL combine (AP) 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NFL News on February 28, 2010 under NFL

    Auburn's Ben Tate runs drills at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.

    Ndamukong Suh thinks he should be the No. 1 pick. Gerald McCoy and Eric Berry both contend they should go first, too. Suddenly in the quarterback-driven NFL, defense is becoming all the rage. Early draft projections have Suh and McCoy, defensive tackles, going among the top four picks. Berry could join them in the top five, and none of the three defenders are shy about making their cases for who is…


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  • Chris Johnson’s 40-Time Still Safe 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Snyder on under NFL

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    C.J. SpillerINDIANAPOLIS – If things continue on this path, the Legend of 4.24 will live to see another year. A handful of the biggest threats to break Chris Johnson’s vaunted 4.24 have run the 40-yard dash and have failed to break the figure.

    Returner Trindon Holliday posted a 4.34 while running back C.J. Spiller’s initial unofficial time of 4.28 was just a tease — as his official number was 4.37. Spiller’s collegiate teammate, wide receiver Jacoby Ford — who earlier in the week said he was faster than Spiller — has the fastest time of the combine thus far with a 4.28. Jahvid Best actually had the best time for running backs, eclipsing Spiller’s mark by two hundredths of a second (4.35). These were the only four players to record a time of less than 4.40.

    The fastest quarterback was Jarrett Brown (4.54) and Dorin Dickerson came with an impressive 4.40 — easily making him the fastest tight end.

    The defensive backs still have yet to run the 40, and there are some burners in there, but the trio most thought had a chance to break the 4.24-mark — Holliday, Spiller and Ford — have already run.

     

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  • Major Wright’s Goal: Being a Role Model 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Snyder on under NFL

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    Major Wright INDIANAPOLIS — After listening to much of the same discussion throughout the day, Florida’s Major Wright breathed some refreshing air into the media room at the NFL Combine. Sure, Wright went through the same song and dance about himself, the decision process to leave school early, how much playing for Florida prepared him for the NFL, etc. But he also had a goal that didn’t really seem to have much to do with football.

    “I want to be a role model, more than anything else,” he said. “I want to work with kids and talk to kids and tell them to stay straight and out of trouble.”

    With eight career interceptions and having missed out on most individual accolades, Wright may be a bit overlooked as an NFL prospect. But he’s a leader, he’s smart and he’s a good teammate. Plus, don’t overlook the competition he’s used to facing.

    “I played against the best in high school, so it wasn’t a huge transition to college,” he explained. “Then I played against the best in college.”

    “In practices, with Louis (Murphy) and Percy (Harvin), it was tough,” Wright went on. “You know what happened though? Everyday someone got better.”

    The three-year starter with a nose for nasty hits was quite a bit more docile in person than he is on the football field. If potential teams zero in on Wright’s infectious personality, he’ll be drafted a lot higher than the third round — which is where most pundits expect him to fall. He certainly feels like the type of player who is a significant cog in the wheel of a great team where the sum of the parts is better than all the individuals combined.

    But, again, he’s just as worried about being a role model for children as he is worried about how he fits into an NFL scheme. In a time where the onus is placed on individual fame and fortune, it was quite different to see a young man with this mindset. Again, how refreshing.

     

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  • Eric Berry Says He Should Be No. 1 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Snyder on under NFL

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    INDIANAPOLIS — If there’s a way to be endearing while still selling yourself as the best player in the NFL draft, former Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry may have pulled it off Sunday. The sure-fire top-10 selection fielded questions from a large group of media at the NFL Combine, showing confidence — and a definite swagger — while still remaining as humble as someone with his God-given abilities can be. Just don’t expect him to fudge the truth.

    When asked if he was the most talented player in the draft, Berry didn’t even hesitate, simply saying he was — no need to elaborate on it. Berry also believes he should be the first player taken in the draft, despite the fact that he’s a defensive back. No defensive back has been taken as the top overall pick since the current draft system was implemented. The Cleveland Browns selected Eric Turner second overall in 1991 and a few other DBs were taken third overall, but none have gone off the board first. Why not now?

    “I don’t think something like a position should prevent someone from being picked,” he said, “but if you wanna go into position, I played almost every position on the field. Under Coach (Monte) Kiffin’s scheme, you could say that I played a lot of linebacker … I play either safety spot … natural corner.”

    It was like a list to Berry, one you could tell he was getting used to saying before he’s interviewed by potential suitors Sunday evening. So, while he might say the position he plays isn’t an issue, he’s clearly gotten used to the idea that it is to almost everyone else.

     

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  • NFL Ponders Weird New Overtime Rules 0 CommentsPosted by Dan Graziano on under NFL

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    INDIANAPOLIS — Because nothing beats a forced, gimmicky solution to something that’s not really a problem, the NFL is talking about maybe possibly changing its overtime rules. The “modified sudden death” proposal that’s apparently in its embryonic stages came to light Saturday via a tweet from SI.com’s Peter King. More details emerged later, when an NFL commissioner’s office employee began discussing it on Twitter. The gist is that the first team to score at least six points in overtime would win the game.

    “Both teams would be guaranteed a possession unless first team w/ball scores TD,” tweeted Greg Aiello, the league’s Senior VP of Public Relations. “If first team kicks FG, other team gets ball. If it doesn’t score, game over. If second team w/ball ties it w/FG, game continues till someone scores.”

    Cute idea, but sudden-death haters shouldn’t get too excited too fast.

     

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  • Bills Decline to Offer Contract to T.O. 0 CommentsPosted by FanHouse Newswire on February 27, 2010 under NFL

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    Terrell OwensORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Terrell Owens is on the market after the Buffalo Bills announced Saturday they do not plan to offer him a contract.

    The Bills also declined to offer contracts to defensive end Ryan Denney and wide receiver Josh Reed, allowing them to become unrestricted free agents at midnight on March 5.

    “We wanted to inform all three players ahead of the start of the free agency period so they could begin making their plans,” Bills general manager Buddy Nix said. “We just felt that was the right thing to do. All three have represented our organization with class and we thank them for their dedication and hard work.”

    Owens, who will turn 37 in December, caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns in his only season in Buffalo. He also ran for a touchdown.

     

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  • Bills decline to offer WR Owens contract (AP) 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NFL News on under NFL

    Terrell Owens is on the market after the Buffalo Bills announced Saturday they do not plan to offer him a contract. The Bills also declined to offer contracts to defensive end Ryan Denney and wide receiver Josh Reed, allowing them to become unrestricted free agents at midnight on March 5. “We wanted to inform all three players ahead of the start of the free agency period so they could begin…

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  • NFL could change OT format for playoffs (AP) 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NFL News on under NFL

    An NFL spokesman said Saturday the league could change its overtime format for playoff games at a meeting next month. Under the new format, both teams would get the ball at least once unless the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown, Greg Aiello said. If the first team to get the ball makes a field goal and the other team ties the game, action would continue until a team scores again.

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  • Players face tough questions at combine (AP) 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NFL News on under NFL

    LeGarrette Blount spent the last month preparing for the annual NFL scouting combine. There were drills and workouts, lifting sessions and practice tests. His toughest task this week is talking about the punch felt ’round the college football world. It’s an answer he’ll repeat dozens of times in Indianapolis, but getting this one right may dictate where Blount goes in April’s NFL…

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  • Steelers Don’t Have Many Options in Early Rounds 0 CommentsPosted by JJ Cooper on under NFL

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    Ryan ClarkWith a defense that is filled with 30-year-olds and an offensive line that has struggled for several years, you would think that Pittsburgh would have lots of different ways to go with its early-round draft picks.

    But when you look at the roster a little more closely, what’s clear is that Pittsburgh is keeping the 2008 Super Bowl champs together for one more run at the title. And that means there aren’t a whole lot of positions where a rookie can be expected to see significant playing time.

     

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