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If dilute sample was a non-issue, Jabrill Peppers and Browns should have no concerns

Two players who ended up being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft generated dilute urine samples at the Scouting Combine. From the NFL’s perspective, a dilute sample counts as a positive test, which puts the player in Stage One of the substance-abuse program at the outset of his professional career. But if,…

Dolphins sign 14 undrafted free agents

Wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine as a result of a guilty plea on assault charges in 2014 and he went unpicked through all seven rounds of the draft. He’ll still have a chance to make it in the NFL, however. Stringfellow is one of the 14 undrafted free agents…

Former NFL and Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla escapes from custody

Colt Lyerla at the 2014 NFL scouting combine. (AP) Colt Lyerla had the talent to be a high draft pick in the NFL, but his off-field issues cost him a professional career. And those troubles haven’t ended. The Oregonian reported that Lyerla has escaped from Washington County Community Correction Center. Show More Summary

Baseball’s fastest player wants to race football’s fastest player

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University of Washington wide receiver John Ross had scouts’ tongues a-wagging at the NFL combine in March when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds, shattering Chris Johnson’s nine-year-old record. And last week, the Cincinnati Bengals took him with the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL draft, giving that city another speedster to […]

Baseball’s fastest player wants to race John Ross for charity

The fastest player in the NFL is in Cincinnati, now that the Bengals have drafted John Ross, who set the record for the fastest 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. The fastest player in Major League Baseball was already in Cincinnati in Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton, who leads the league in stolen bases. So which…

Chad Kelly says NFL teams know he’s moved past “dumb mistakes”

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly wasn’t at the Scouting Combine as a result of the NFL’s new policy banning players who have been involved in acts of violence off the field. But Kelly said he believes NFL teams know what kind of person he is. Kelly pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct two years ago as…

Final Edition: Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Mock Draft

1 of 7 | NEXT » After a long offseason of scouting, combine workouts, pro days, and pre-draft visits, all draft rumors will finally be put to rest for Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the end of the week. The anticipation has been building for quite some time now. Show More Summary

Will Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley drop in 2017 NFL Draft?

The 2017 NFL Draft is loaded with cornerbacks. One of the top cornerbacks available beginning on Thursday night could see his stock drop significantly. Since the NFL scouting combine, Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Gareon Conley has steadily risen on teams draft boards. Show More Summary

Report: Michigan's Jabrill Peppers failed drug test at combine

Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers was one of the toughest draft prospects to figure out, and that was before Monday’s news that he tested positive at the NFL scouting combine. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the combine. Show More Summary

Report: Jabrill Peppers had diluted urine sample at NFL scouting combine

Jabrill Peppers could tumble out of the first round of the NFL draft.        

Jabrill Peppers tests positive for a dilute sample

NFL teams now have more questions about Jabrill Peppers than what position he’ll play. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Michigan hybrid safety tested positive for a dilute sample at the Scouting Combine. And just like Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Peppers got out in front of the news by claiming he was overly hydrated…

NFL held meeting last week to discuss improvements to Scouting Combine

The Scouting Combine never really changes all that much, in part because the NFL wants to be able to make year-to-year, apples-to-apples comparisons among players not just in the current draft class but in as many past ones as possible. That could be changing. Maybe. Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome said during the team’s pre-draft press conference…

Jamal Adams runs much faster at LSU’s pro day

Leonard Fournette’s weight isn’t the only thing that’s gone way down since the Scouting Combine. According to Mike Mayock of the NFL Network, LSU safety Jamal Adams ran his 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. That’s impressive on its own, but it’s amazing considering he ran a 4.56 in Indianapolis a month ago. The clocks on…

RB Leonard Fournette shows up to LSU pro day surprisingly light following NFL combine

The running joke at the NFL scouting combine was over LSU running back Leonard Fournette showing up at 240 pounds, a number that was higher than expected and one he blamed on “water weight.” Suddenly a nation of poor-eating NFL scouts and football writers had the weight-gain excuse they were looking for. Show More Summary

Chad Kelly reschedules workout for April 22

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly’s attempts to work out for NFL scouts this offseason have been a bust thus far. Kelly was barred from the Scouting Combine due to a past guilty plea on a disorderly conduct charge and his pro day workout on Monday ended after a dozen throws because of a right wrist…

Controversial Elliot Pellman retiring as NFL's chief medical officer

NFL announced Pellman's plans to retire last July, but he continued to work through scouting combine.        

A tradition unlike any other: Bill Belichick shuns another NFL off-season media session

Earlier this month, as general managers and head coaches from nearly every other NFL team met with reporters at the league scouting combine, the coach of the reigning Super Bowl champions, as is generally his M.O. at the combine, opted not to chat. Show More Summary

How Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, throwing to a flamed-out SI cover guy, helped his NFL draft stock

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Following what was regarded as a disappointing performance at the NFL scouting combine, Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer had a lot riding on his pro day performance on Thursday, including a possible first-round landing spot on April 27. Show More Summary

A strong performance at USC's pro day is the capper for JuJu Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster, the youngest participant at last month’s NFL scouting combine, is determined to show teams he has his head on straight. Even if his hat is on backward. The 20-year-old receiver was so at ease during USC’s pro day Wednesday that he never removed his baseball cap. Not during...

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