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DeDe Westbrook denies being kicked out of a Scouting Combine interview

After the Jaguars picked receiver DeDe Westbrook in the fourth round of the draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay said a team kicked Westbrook out of one of the 15-minute Scouting Combine interviews. Westbrook denies that. “I don’t think I was necessarily kicked out of a Combine interview,” Westbrook told reporters after he was picked. Asked more broadly…

Hue Jackson: We’ll find a role on offense for Jabrill Peppers

In the final weeks before the draft, there was some speculation that Jabrill Peppers would fall out of the first round because of concerns about a diluted urine sample at the Scouting Combine and uncertainty about what position he’ll play in the NFL. The Browns weren’t concerned enough to pass up Peppers at No. 25…

49ers end Reuben Foster’s slide

Reuben Foster’s loss was San Francisco’s gain. The Alabama linebacker, one of the top talents in the draft, slid after being sent home from the Scouting Combine and, more recently, generating a positive drug test via a dilute sample. It caused him to plunge, but the 49ers decided to trade up to get him, doing…

John Ross shrugs off durability concerns

Washington wide receiver John Ross was projected to be a first-round pick throughout his final college season and his record-setting 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis didn’t do anything to lessen those expectations. Mike Mayock of NFL Network suggested recently that concerns about Ross’ health could lead to a longer-than-expected wait to hear…

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

Scouting Combine incident kept Reuben Foster from being invited to draft

The Ultimate Reality Show’s ultimate reality show relies in large part on players choosing to show up and serve as live props for the boos-and-bear-hugs bonanza. And with plenty of players passing on attending the draft, it makes sense for the league to not make a habit of excluding prospects from the proceedings. According to…

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

Time of testing a factor in assessing credibility of diluted sample excuse

Every player who attends the Scouting Combine must submit to drug testing. With two of the players who were tested at the Scouting Combine in 2017 generating positive tests via diluted samples, there’s an important point to keep in mind when deciding whether the explanation for the failed drug test passes the smell test. The…

Scott Campbell admits Scot McCloughan’s influence on draft board

At some point after the Senior Bowl and before the Scouting Combine, Washington decided to get rid of G.M. Scot McCloughan. The team didn’t get rid of his work. “Well, he certainly had influence on it because we all met as we always did the last couple of years and every team does,” Washington director…

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…

Reuben Foster discloses positive drug test at Scouting Combine

The Scouting Combine officially didn’t go well for Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. Apart from being sent home after an altercation with a health-care worker at the hospital where prospects are poked and prodded, Foster failed the drug test. Foster, acknowledging that someone eventually was going to violate his privacy rights by reporting on a failed…

Bengals schedule a visit with speed king John Ross

John Ross captured everyone’s attention at the Scouting Combine, when he broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record. Still, it’s hard to know how that will translate into actual interest two weeks from tonight. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ross has a late visit scheduled with the Bengals, owners of the No. 9 overall…

Reuben Foster visiting Saints

Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster will return to Indianapolis this week for a second chance at making it through the medical evaluation that never got done during the Scouting Combine, but that’s not the only stop on his itinerary. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Foster is in New Orleans on Tuesday for a visit with…

Rams exercise Aaron Donald’s 2018 option

During the Scouting Combine, Rams General Manager Les Snead said that a contract extension for defensive tackle Aaron Donald is “definitely coming” but nothing’s been agreed to at this point. Given their desire to get a long-term deal done, there’s no reason for the Rams to run even the slightest risk of losing Donald to…

Reuben Foster among prospects getting medical rechecks in Indianapolis

Linebacker Reuben Foster’s first visit for a medical evaluation in Indianapolis this year didn’t go as expected. Foster was sent home from the Scouting Combine after what was described a “heated argument” with a hospital worker while waiting for his medical evaluation. Foster missed interviews with 16 teams as a result and later sent a…

Chad Kelly can’t throw for three months after Monday wrist surgery

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly’s past off-field transgressions kept him from taking part in the Scouting Combine and an attempt to show off his skills at a pro day were thwarted by a right wrist injury that forced an early end to the workout. Kelly was scheduled to throw again for NFL teams on April…

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